It’s been a busy two weeks for Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
Just days after leading his team to the playoffs, Newton revealed that he and longtime girlfriend Kia Proctor welcomed a baby boy on Christmas Eve, reports Business Insider. The baby’s name? Chosen Sebastian Newton.
“My longtime girlfriend and I were extremely blessed to have a son last week,” Newton tweeted. “Our family is excited and thank you all for the well wishes!”
Speculations have been flying since Newton celebrated a touchdown last week against the Atlanta Falcons by rocking the football like a baby. He remained hush about the new move, but confessed just days later.
Newton seems to be settling into fatherhood just fine. During a press conference last week, he joked that his son was already MVP material.
“I took him out for a jog yesterday,” he said. “He was running alongside me. He has a couple of scholarship offers already on the table…He can dunk, too.”
Congrats to the new parents!