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Cam Newton lobbies for Steve Smith

Updated: June 17, 2011, 6:14 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton was fielding questions at Panthers teammate Steve Smith's youth football camp Friday when a boy asked him to name the team he wished had drafted him.

After the Georgia native acknowledged he grew up a Falcons fan, Newton stressed he wanted to go to Carolina because it had the top pick. Then Newton turned to Smith and said, "And I wanted to have someone great to throw to."

Asked later if he was lobbying for the four-time Pro Bowl receiver ...

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