(CNN) – Most of us have to deal with limited legroom when flying. But Cam Newton was willing to pay a lot of money to make sure he felt comfortable during his flight.
According to a video posted by Eli Edwards, the Carolina Panthers quarterback offered another passenger $ 1,500 to take his place offering more legroom. Contrary to what most of us would have done in this situation (the money and an autograph, please), the passenger declined the offer, Edwards said on social media.
The video shows Newton in an already occupied place. – a seat that appears to be in a row, with no seats in front of it. A seated passenger seems to shake his head. Newton then goes to another seat, a few rows back to set up for the 10-hour flight.
Edwards, who lives in Alaska, told CNN that he flies the same flight as Newton and returns from Paris to the US a little earlier at the airport. (It was a big trip for Edwards to make a suggestion to his girlfriend during the FIFA Women's World Cup in France.) "I said hello to him, shook his hand," he said. As they boarded the plane, he started recording and saw the athlete again as the plane prepared for departure.
When Newton tried to find a case for the seat, Edwards heard the seated passenger asking Newton about his size before he rejected the offer.
The video was posted on Twitter on Friday. Last week and over the weekend, Newton posted several pictures of himself in Paris, France, on his Instagram account.
Newton did not comment on the video.