He played for Eisenhower High School in Rialto, CA and attended San Bernardino Valley College and later transferred to Arizona State University. He has three children. Garrett Newsome, Alexis Newsome, and Alena Newsome. They live in Columbus, Ohio with their mother Debra Newsome. Garrett currently attends The Ohio State University. Alexis will be attending Xavier University on a volleyball scholarship in the fall of 2013. Alena attends Pickerington Central High School
The Packers drafted Newsome with the 32nd pick in the 1995 NFL Draft. He was the starting cornerback on the 1996 Green Bay Packers championship team. He also had a forced fumble and an interception in Super Bowl XXXI. On September 19, 1999 the Packers traded Newsome to the 49ers.
Newsome coached the La Crosse River Rats of the Indoor Football League in 2000, located in La Crosse Wisconsin. While coaching he was charged with one count of obtaining a controlled substance. He currently resides in Holmen, Wisconsin where he is a coach on the high school football team. Now he coaches pee-wee football for Holmen Youth players, where his son Craig Newsome Jr. plays.