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Cam Newton channels his inner Justin Bieber

Last year's Heisman Trophy winner takes the stage and delivers a flat performance. Dave Miller

Print This May 24, 2011, 12:05 PM EST

Remember at the beginning of NFL Draft season when former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton declared that he wanted to be an "icon and entertainer?"

The top overall pick in the 2011 draft certainly created a stir with those comments, but he had an early chance to showcase his star power this past weekend at the NFL Players Rookie Photo Shoot in Los Angeles.

Newton grabbed a microphone and delivered a less-than-stellar rendition of Justin Bieber‘s mega-hit “Baby.”

While the performance isn't going to get Newton onto American Idol or The Voice anytime soon, the quarterback obviously doesn't need a televised talent show to be famous.

Though to his credit, he did close by delivering a short freestyle verse that actually wasn't half-bad.

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The Daily Jolt is a section of the National Football Post that serves as a one-stop shop for all things football, sports, pop culture, everyday life and more.

The section’s editor, Dave Miller, also writes the Against the Grain college football column for the NFP. When he isn't putting coaches on the hot seat, he can often be found daydreaming of being the next winner on The X Factor.

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