Although this is similar to a policy the New York Yankees has on all of its players, this gained some controversy on Richardson's part due to the fact that other players on the team didn't meet these guidelines.
Dave Zirin, reporter for The Nation.com, even accused Richardson of racism.
He received scholarship offers from Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, and Virginia Tech.
Whitfield has worked with other quarterbacks such as Ben Roethlisberger and Akili Smith.
On April 28, 2011, Newton was selected with the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.