*Cam Newton is known for his off-the-field philanthropic endeavors, but who knew that his charitable contributions would one day include Oprah Winfrey’s boyfriend.
The Carolina Panthers quarterback ended up giving Stedman Graham a pair of his shoes while Winfrey was in town to deliver the commencement speech at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte – because Graham realized that he packed only one shoe.
He wears a size 15, which apparently is not the kind of size one finds on quick notice during a weekend in Charlotte. According to the Charlotte Observer reporter covering the commencement speech, Oprah’s first move was to roam the bar at The Ritz-Carlton asking strangers their shoe size.
When that didn’t work, she got desperate at about 12:30 a.m. and called Newton, who wears a size 14.
“[Stedman] managed to get his heel in Cam’s shoe,” Winfrey reportedly told the JCSU crowd. “So he is standing in Cam Newton’s shoes this morning.”
The crowd reportedly roared.
Oprah says Stedman forgot to pack one (size 15) shoe, called Cam Newton early this a.m., and today is wearing the QB’s (size 14) shoes.
— Théoden Janes (@theodenjanes) May 15, 2016