Days after addressing criticism for the way he handled defeat in Super Bowl 50, quarterback Cam Newton reached out to fans via Instagram with an important message: "stay true to yourself."
Posed in front of a photo of boxing legend Muhammad Ali and wearing a shirt that read "I win my way EST. 1989," Newton thanked fans for their passion and support during a memorable 2015 season that saw a franchise record 15 regular season wins and the first NFC Championship at home in team history. "Pursuing greatness is my commitment and I will continue to be true to myself, my family and to making all of your proud," Newton wrote. "I will win my way and hope to inspire you all to win in your way."