According to documents filed by Cameron J. Newton Enterprises, the Carolina Panther‘s QB entered into an agreement with Hugo Games with a “pay or play deal” worth $1 million.
Newton’s company claims Hugo agreed that even if the untitled “Cam Newton Video Game” didn’t get released, Hugo would still make the guaranteed payments.
The partnership between Newton and Hugo was announced last year, and the game was supposed to be released at the end of 2016. Players of the game would have been able to control Newton and even perform one of his trademark celebration “dab” moves.
Newton blames Hugo’s failure to pay on the company getting cold feet after a previous project went belly up, and says recent revenue reports show that the Danish company is in the red by 58 million kroner.
He’s already received $200,000 of the guaranteed million, but now Newton wants the rest of his payday.