Cam Newton expresses “regret” for sexist comment

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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton “expressed regret” for making a sexist comment during Wednesday’s press conference.

In a statement, Panthers director of communications Steven Drummond said he spoke to Newton and Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue after Newton told Rodrigue it was “funny” to hear “a female talk about routes.”

“I have spoken with Jourdan and Cam and I know they had a conversation where he expressed regret for using those words,” Drummond said in a statement. “We strive as a department to make the environment for media comfortable for everyone covering the team.”

Rodrigue tweeted after the incident: “I don’t think it’s ‘funny’ to be a female and talk about routes. I think it’s my job. I spoke with him after and it was worse. I chose not to share, because I have an actual job to do today and one he will not keep me from.”

20 responses to “Cam Newton expresses “regret” for sexist comment

  1. Hyperfeminist alert.

    He said the truth. It is funny to see a woman talking about routes. I know several females “into” football, and not a single one knows what a hitch, drag, post, or out is. Other women are oblivious to football terms in general. So it is extraordinary to see or hear it. But everyone wants to find a reason to be a victim, common sense don’t matter.

  2. I say keep politics out of football. This issue is getting way out of handy and should blow over in a few days. When the games are played.

  3. Women are unfair to men, too. Several women have laughed when I asked what dress size I am. It just isn’t fair.

  4. Suppose he had said weird, or unusual instead of funny? I understood what he meant by funny. Would she have still been so outraged?

  5. crackbubba says:
    October 4, 2017 at 7:08 pm
    Hyperfeminist alert.

    He said the truth. It is funny to see a woman talking about routes. I know several females “into” football, and not a single one knows what a hitch, drag, post, or out is. Other women are oblivious to football terms in general. So it is extraordinary to see or hear it. But everyone wants to find a reason to be a victim, common sense don’t matter.
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    Dude, she’s s female sports reporter. She’s not some random fan or fan’s girlfriend. His comment was totally unacceptable.

  6. Couple of responses on here I personally don’t appreciate. Love the one by eaglesmancave. This isn’t political correctness, and I am tired of people using PC as an excuse for failing to observe basic societal norms, especially here on PFT. Just because someone says something seeks to be civilized doesn’t make it PC. It’s called intelligence, courtesy, and a basic sense of self that doesn’t require demeaning someone else to make your point. As eaglesmancave said, we’re talking about a professional sports reporter who is probably at least as talented as anyone who posts – or writes – on PFT. She didn’t deserve that idiotic comment. This isn’t exactly an era when women can’t talk about routes.

  7. Reading these comments I don’t think a lot of you saw or heard the press conference. Simply the way he listened to her question was bad enough. Then the way he answered it was worse. Lastly, what is that on your chin Cam? That looks terrible!

  8. If Trump would have said this exact same statement, scam Newton and his ilk would all be protesting on twitter right now

  9. WTF is Cam doing right now? He should know better than to say that in the first place and now all he has to do to move on is apologize and it hasn’t happened yet. We all know it’s inevitable because Ron and Jerry will make him do it if he won’t on his own.

  10. His “regret” per the follow-up story, is that he didn’t say “reporter” instead of “female”. I guess he felt that would get him off the chauvanist hot-seat. When she asked if he knew her name, he said no…to a person who has been working as a beat reporter to the Panthers for the Charlotte Observer every day for the last year.

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