Cam Newton 'brawl' at Atlanta 7v7 football game caught on camera

Cam Newton at Michael Rubins Fanatics Super Bowl Party held at Marquee Dayclub Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan on February 10, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Billboard via Getty Images)

Former NFL star Cam Newton was caught on tape fending off a group of men during a 7v7 All-Star event in Atlanta over the weekend.

A video circulating the internet shows the former Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots quarterback holding his ground at the B.E.S.T. Academy in Atlanta on Sunday. His 7v7 team, C1N, was there playing in a football league that enters tournaments all around the U.S.

In the video, Newton was briefly seen standing under a pop-up tent before someone shoved him into a fence. Several other people jumped in – some to throw punches, others to break up the fight. It's not clear what led to the altercation.

Just before 5 p.m. on Sunday, the team posted a video to Instagram celebrating their win.

A spokesperson from Atlanta Public Schools confirmed this was not a school-organized event, their facilities were being rented out by a third party who requested the Atlanta Police Department as security.

FOX 5 Atlanta reached out to Atlanta police for more information. They have declined to comment at this time.

This story was reported from Atlanta.