After Newton finished warming up around 9 a.m., he was relaxing in the weight room before heading out to begin his throwing session with Chris Weinke, who oversees IMG's football arm.
Nick Bollettieri, the man who started the renowned training center as a tennis academy, stopped to talk to Newton after spotting him leaning against a table.
Bollettieri told Newton he was planning to skydive for his 80th birthday in late July.
“There's a lot of things you can do besides jump out of an airplane,” Newton said.
Bollettieri laughed, and told Newton he was taking his brother, 12-year-old Caylin, outside to talk to him.
Newton spent his down time on the IMG campus that day with his family, eating lunch with Caylin and his father, Cecil, at the cafeteria. IMG officials say Newton has been accompanied by his dad and two brothers (older brother Cecil Jr. is playing in the UFL this year for Hartford) during most of his visits to Bradenton.
During his throwing session, Newton was dropping back on nearly every snap – something he rarely did at Auburn.
With no rush and no defenders, Newton completed most – not all – of his throws to a group of receivers, the most notable of whom was New York Giants wideout Michael Clayton.
Newton looked to be in great physical condition.
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