Cam Newton gives sexist answer to female reporter’s legitimate question

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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made a sexist comment to a female reporter today, smirking at her question and telling her he found it “funny” to hear a woman ask a question about football.

The incident started during Newton’s normal media appearance. Jourdan Rodrigue, a female reporter for the Charlotte Observer, asked Newton a completely legitimate question about Panthers receiver Devin Funchess.

“Cam, I know you take a lot of pride in seeing your receivers play well,” Rodrigue said. “Devin Funchess has seemed to really embrace the physicality of his routes and getting those extra yards. Does that give you a little bit of enjoyment to see him kind of truck sticking people out there?”

Newton was smirking while Rodrigue asked the question, and he made a totally inappropriate comment before answering.

“It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes. It’s funny,” Newton said, before then giving some thoughts about Funchess growing as a receiver.

Neither Rodrigue nor any of her colleagues in the local media followed up on that comment from Newton, but Rodrigue later took to Twitter to address the matter.

“I don’t think it’s ‘funny’ to be a female and talk about routes. I think it’s my job,” Rodrigue wrote. “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.”

Newton has surely spoken to hundreds of female reporters in the years that he’s been a famous athlete. It’s stunning that he would suggest that there’s something “funny” about a woman asking him a question about football. Newton will apologize because the Panthers, the NFL and his sponsors will urge him to, but here’s hoping he offers more than just a rote apology. A person with that big a platform should put a lot more thought into his words than Newton did today.

164 responses to “Cam Newton gives sexist answer to female reporter’s legitimate question

  1. the arrogant, entitled
    loser thinks he is something after the pats secondary
    handed him gifts after botched coverages

    lol

    Exhibit A as to why he will never win anything

    enjoy, carolina

  2. It is funny to hear a female talk about routes because most women, outside of media and NFL commercials, don’t give a rip about football. Heck, most fans don’t give a rip about route trees. Lighten up, the guy was honest.

  3. Cam Newton gave a black power sign after a TD last weekend and said it was funny for women to be talking about running routes. Imagine if Alex Smith had asked the same question after giving a white power sign the previous weekend.

  4. thatneuneu,

    No, it has made clear that he will not apologize until the team forces him to do so.

    The reporter stated that she spoke to him later and his comments were worse.

    Given the NFL’s record on domestic abuse, you would hope that the league would finally learn that this sort of attitude towards women is unacceptable. I doubt it though.

    Expect a fake “if I offended anybody” apologies.

  5. I see nothing wrong with his response , honesty is being eliminated in the USA we are doomed !

  6. Gee, sexist now and racist before the Super Bowl.

    Give it a day or so and we’ll start hearing he’s almost as good as Kaepernick.

  7. Cue the misogynistic replies in 3…2…1…
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    Well, the majority haven’t been so far. And the few that are have been downvoted extensively. Occasionally humanity does give one hope that the good outweigh the bad.

  8. My wife has never talked to me about football routes nor my sister, mother, grandmother, or any other females that I know. I might think it would be a little odd, surreal, different or “funny” if they ever did. Now, I am officially a sexist. Yes, in context of public, maybe not best thing to say because of how things can be potentially viewed, but for people to start labeling someone as a sexist over a possibly awkward moment or awkward way of saying “I am not used to women talking to me about football routes” can be viewed as slanders of someone’s character. Too much being read into this.

  9. Why does everyone have their panties in a bunch? Sure he should have kept his mouth shut, and the use of the word “funny” was not the best choice. That said, hearing someone from one sex talk about a subject (area) that is dominated by another sex can be unusual. My wife talking about exercise, her job, and many other topics that are typically shared by the sexes is entirely normal. The moment she starts talking about hunting or power tools I find it, well, funny. Neither topic is generally associated with women. Nothing sexist about that.

  10. It is funny. Oh, and “truck sticking”??? Really???? What a childish thing she said. Get over yourself. I’m not a huge Cam Newton fan, but what he said wasn’t a big deal at all. He could have just ignored her and the crappy paper she works for. It was a dumb question to begin with. The least she could have done was ask it in a real professional way and not use a term that 10-year old Madden geeks use.

    Cue the faux outrage by the Cam-haters and the “I’m a feminist when it’s convenient” men.

  11. I think that everyone in the Carolina offensive huddle should take a knee when Cam calls the play to show the world that gender equality is an issue that needs to be talked about. Soon, other teams will also kneel in their huddles in order to draw attention to this egregious flaw in our society.

  12. He should have left the female part out, but it’s funny to hear any of these reporters who have never played or who clearly don’t understand questions they’re asking stuff like about running routes or my favorite one, “reading defenses.” Like they even know what they’re talking about, especially when they regurgitate what PFF or Football Outsiders wrote like they even know themselves what they’re talking about half the time.

  13. Cam made some great throws last week. But his Mechanics are total crap. Have new respect for him.

    But that is not saying much after not seeing him jump on loose ball or walk out like a coward in the super bowl interview.

    If things are not going well….he falls apart

  14. sloiggles says:
    October 4, 2017 at 5:33 pm
    Cue the misogynistic replies in 3…2…1…

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    The only thing sillier than these ‘cue the….’ type comments is when it doesnt really happen. Stereotyping never comes off sounding smart but some folks get so wrapped up in their own self righteousness it never occurs to them to think about what they are saying really.

  15. As some others have pointed out, it’s pretty hypocritical to try to latch himself to “take a knee”, which is supposed to be about social justice, and then make these kind of disrespectful comments to a woman who just asked him a legitimate football question. Lost a lot of respect for him. He’s in his 7th season. It’s pretty obvious he’s never going to mature at this point. There’s already female assistant coaches in the NFL. Hopefully Cam is given one at some point as karma.

  16. How is Cam Newton giving a jerk answer to a dumb question any different than when Greg Popovic does the same thing during AND after every. single. game. he. coaches?!

  17. Likeability is a heck of a thing. There are people who are anti-Cam Newton but probably pro-Trump, which is ironic. His comment was sexist and unnecessary, but I doubt people would be this outraged if this was say, Tom Brady. People hate Cam for many reasons, zero of which have to do with Football. His black power fist probably didn’t help because people equate white power gestures(oppressive) with black power gestures(defensive).

  18. I get the impression that it was a joke about females being bad with directions and getting lost or something? I dunno, either way it’s a really dumb joke / comment to make.

    Also all the people who call him an a-hole or prick or whatever, i’m sure at least 90% of you have made far more inappropriate comments or jokes in your lives. Again, yeah it’s really really really stupid, but i’m sure lots of people in this room have said or thought or done much worse things than that.

    But yeah, grow up Cam. That’s a really bad look on so many levels. Just pointless and stupid.

  19. Wow the things people will blow out of proportion these days. It is funny to hear a woman say anything that sounds knowledgeable about the game because it’s not something you hear often. Enough with the PC mess

  20. I predict he’ll be forgiven almost immediately for this. Sadly, all anyone cares about is football.

  21. Cam Newton is just keeping it real. Sure its not politically correct but that doesn’t mean all our words have to be censored. He simply made a joke and there was no malicious intent. People need to quit trying to make America PC.
    As a side note, that female announcer on MNF with Rex Ryan was awful just awful. Most female commentators, especially on ESPN are hired not on their merits but because ESPN thinks men will find them attractive.

  22. “truck sticking people out there”
    _________
    I’ve never heard this phrase before. A variation on hitting like a truck?

  23. In Teddy We Trust says:
    October 4, 2017 at 5:49 pm
    That was pretty jerky for him to make a comment like that, but let’s take another look at that question. It was pretty nonsensical.
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    Obviously you haven’t listened/watched too many press conferences because that was no better or worse a question than is typically given. At least she didn’t answer her own question in the process of asking like so many of these reporters do.

  24. As you correctly stated, Newton has spoken with numerous female members of the media before and has generally treated them no different to their male colleagues.

    I would suggest that there is some history between Newton and Rodrigue that fuelled his comment. Strange that she apparently decided not to mention their interaction by mentioning their interaction.

  25. There’s enough things in the world to be outraged about right now. We don’t need to drum up artificial outrage. Was it insensitive? Yes, but I am far from alarmed. Grow a thicker skin and move on.

  26. It’s interesting to see how many here are against Cam on this. I am one of them. But I wonder if everyone is actually against his comments, or if most just don’t like Cam Newton so they just use this to pile on. It seems odd to see so many jump to the defense of a female reporter when so many here ridicule the NFL and question the qualifications of a female official and coach just because they’re female. Something tells me if Tom Brady said this everyone in this comments section would be on his side (and no, not a race thing). This feels like just a lot of people who hate Cam Newton rather than disliking the sexist comments themselves.

  27. Cam doing something stupid, SHOCKER!!! Keep fighting for equality there Cam. You are truly an inspiration.

  28. I’ve been saying this about Cam Newton for FIVE YEARS:

    He’s an arrogant, preening, self-absorbed, ego-centric A-hole!
    He’s only concerned with his stats, his image, his endorsements, and the praise heaped upon him

    As a QB he’s very overrated…a slight step above Michael Vick
    Doesn’t have Vick’s speed, but is just as inconsistent and inaccurate from the pocket as Vick was

    This newest comment from Cam comes as absolutely NO SURPRISE to me!
    How dare she ask such an elaborate & technical football question to a the God of the NFL!!!
    What a dick!

  29. After actually hearing it, I do think it was more a bad condescension thing and not necessarily aimed at trying to belittle the woman as it reads on the screen. He sounded like he was trying to be playful with her when that has no place with female reporters since I’m sure they go through enough as it is.

  30. mogogo1 says:
    October 4, 2017 at 6:20 pm
    “truck sticking people out there”
    _________
    I’ve never heard this phrase before. A variation on hitting like a truck?

    It’s a Madden thing, when a RB runs over a defender. Not sure why a WR would be truck sticking someone with his routes, pretty sure that’s called offensive pass interference

  31. “If you can’t treat someone with dignity and respect, then you need to get out.” Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria of the Air Force Academy. A mature adult American who knows how to lead. Cam Newton just showed he can’t lead.

  32. He is telling the truth. I understand that women have been covering sports for years and are fans but they haven’t played the sport of football at least not usually. Hearing a women ask about routes is kinda funny cuz they don’t understand routes and playcalling. I agree with Cam. I’ll admit he should not have said it and I think he will apologize. He is a pro football player and has played football his whole life he understands the sport. Women do too but not specific plays or routes. I know I’ll get heat for this but its the truth and the truth hurts sometimes.

  33. I find that a woman with football knowledge is a pretty hot trait. Then you have women like my wife that refers to the yard lines as “those long liney things”.

  34. NFL: First, let’s alienate those that love the Flag, then let’s alienate those that own guns, finally, let’s alienate all of our women fans.

    Headline of the future: Blue’s Clues scores higher ratings than Monday Night Football

  35. Why didn’t the reported followup her question to Cam by asking “What do you mean funny?” and let him explain. He may have said something like, In all the years I have given interviews I have never run across a female reporter who used the term “truck sticking people” before. Its nice to see there are some reporters who truly study the game. That statement would have turned the reported rom being “offended” into the reporter being complemented for her knowledge of the game.

    Instead the reporter goes on with her questions and later acknowledges she is offended. I am not a Cam fan but I do believe had she asked a followup question or let him know right then she was offended by the word “funny’ he would have apologized on the spot and explained his thoughts. We as a society need to quit being so “offended” and just sit down one on one with that person to discuss the matter. Don’t go to social media with your gripes. Be professional.

  36. This seems very minor—-people are ultra-sensitive these days. No wonder athletes are becoming more robotic when it comes to the media. If she was offended she should have said something at the time.

  37. Just a back handed compliment. If my wife just started talking about slant and go routes I think I’d be taken aback as well. Have you ever tried to be funny and it didn’t land? Not a big deal

  38. The poor guy was probably surprised that any reporter asked a fairly decent question. His tone was not condescending and he gave a serious answer. I believe he thought he was being humorous…and it landed poorly. I now return you to a shot of me not caring.

  39. Newton shouldn’t have made that comment, but the reality is, some female reporters simply aren’t qualified to be covering football. It’s obvious when you look at the coverage, some print and web women reporters have watched very little football. On TV, some female reporters were obviously hired for their looks, and nothing else.

  40. Coach Rivera will bench Cam for the 1st quarter, on Sunday. Jourdan Rodrigue will be offered her own half hour show on ESPN.
    (at least Cam didn’t address her as girly-girl)

  41. You know what even funnier, seeing a quarterback flee from a loose ball in the Super Bowl or a quarterback that sulks with a towel over his head when things go poorly or a quarterback that won’t talk about football after games in which his team does poorly.

  42. 1. Saying “most women don’t know football” isn’t exactly what’s happening here. He was asked by a professional sports reporter. It’s her JOB to be a little aware of what she’s covering. By definition – she’s not “most women” and it shouldn’t have been a surprise to hear a football question from a female FOOTBALL REPORTER. It’s happened a lot.

    2. Imagine what would have happened if she started her question with “as a black quarterback” and then asked about routes or defenses? Think she’d still have a job 4 hours later? Not likely.

  43. How is this any different than the “racisim” all the players (including Cam with that raised fist) are “protesting” against???? and was being pushed by the media 24/7???
    In some ways its worse but barely a media peep beyond “maybe he should apologize”

  44. Considering a women is, in some capacity, involved with every football telecast at the NFL and NCAA level, this clearly was a poor choice of words. I mean, I can name just as many women involved with the game on the reporting side as I can men just off the top of my head. Suzy Kobler, Pam Oliver, Erin Andrews, etc. like, c’mon Cam. However, this is why I laugh in the face of these “protests”, these guys clearly have no clue what they are talking about and have even less of a clue on what it is they want to accomplish.

  45. teal379 says:
    October 4, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    1. Saying “most women don’t know football” isn’t exactly what’s happening here. He was asked by a professional sports reporter. It’s her JOB to be a little aware of what she’s covering. By definition – she’s not “most women” and it shouldn’t have been a surprise to hear a football question from a female FOOTBALL REPORTER. It’s happened a lot.

    2. Imagine what would have happened if she started her question with “as a black quarterback” and then asked about routes or defenses? Think she’d still have a job 4 hours later? Not likely.

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    What would happen in your scenario if she would’ve said as a white quarterback?

  46. subzero05 says:
    October 4, 2017 at 6:12 pm
    But I doubt people would be this outraged if this was say, Tom Brady.

    1) Brady has intelligence and class, and would never respond to a reporter’s question with anything but an honest perspective.

    2) But if he did, people would be _especially_ outraged, and rightfully so.

  47. physicality of routes. so was he committing offensive pass interference? can you even truck-stick people in Madden now? I thought they dropped that years ago.

  48. My wife is from Texas, and comes from a football powerhouse school (Westlake). She knows more about football than many of the people that comment on this site. That being said, I remember yelling at the TV for years to quit pushing Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews,as neither understood a word of what they were reading from the prompter. Over the years Pam Oliver learned a bit, but Erin didn’t. I may be called a sexist, but I believe to be a coach or official, you should have experience at a high level playing the sport. To be a reporter, not so much.

  49. Cam’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer but people need to chill, I highly doubt he meant to belittle her, he was just joking around. It sounded bad but he’s always laughing, smiling, joking. People today are WAY too sensitive. This coming from an anti-Cam fan. I would love nothing more than to see him squirm but seriously, take a zanax or something. Good grief.

  50. Please, 75% of the commenters here voted for a President that has said much worse about women. That didn’t stop you from making him the leader of the free world. Spare me your selective outrage.

  51. Why is this a surprise to anyone? Cam Newton has shown plenty of times he’s immature and also at times, a jerk.
    When he said it was funny to him to hear a question about routes from a woman, I wish she would have said it’s even funnier to see an NFL QB who’s afraid to jump on a fumbled football in a Super Bowl.
    Anyone who defends Newton on this is dead wrong. She has every right to hold the job she holds and ask questions of NFL players just like the male reporters.

  52. You people can all take the week off from your comments, thoughts, and rants. Cam has just won the idiot award for the week. Nope your not going to take if from him, just take the week off.

  53. You know what i think is funny. People are raking Cam over the coals for this comment. As if they can’t wait for a “certain people ” to comment like this so they can be all over them. In the mean time the president of the country. Says any and everything he wants. And you hear mothing. I say Cam be like the leader of the free world. And say anything thats comes in your mind, like him.

  54. “Imagine what would have happened if she started her question with “as a black quarterback” and then asked about routes or defenses? Think she’d still have a job 4 hours later? Not likely.”

    But she did not, so why do you even bring it up?

  55. Cam Newton – Racisim BAD BAD BAD

    Sexism GOOD

    He may be a great athlete but he’s got a stench about him that will never wash off

  56. October 4, 2017 at 5:38 pm
    It is funny to hear a female talk about routes because most women, outside of media and NFL commercials, don’t give a rip about football. Heck, most fans don’t give a rip about route trees. Lighten up, the guy was honest.

    _____________

    You could not be more wrong.

  57. Good thing no one laughed at him at cited race when he talked about being a QB. Because that’s what he just did to that reporter.

  58. The point is, she didn’t seem offended at the time (based on this report) so what took so long?

    And, no, I’m no Scam Fan being from Atlanta, We know the history.

  59. Right, because female sideline reporters always always ask good technical football questions and never inane stuff like what do you have to do in the second half?

  60. We’re not different, we’re the same as men…blah blah blah.

    I’d love to see that argument during a divorce.

    The courts are also pretty sexist, just not towards women.

    Do we really have to make this big of a deal about it? It’s an idiot laughing at another idiot

  61. It’s interesting watching NFL players taking a knee during the anthem due to inequality. Hopefully these players voice their concern over Cam’s comment.

  62. Call me sexist if you want, I am not a fan of hearing most women talk about sports, commentate football,coach football, officiate football. Linda Cohn, holly Rowe and very few others are okay. Jamele hill and most others are terrible to listen to.

  63. The world is filled with SOFT people who are offended by anything and everything. Most of these people have an agenda to push. Has she ever run a route in a game with pads and a helmet on?

  64. “Cam, I know you take a lot of pride in seeing your receivers play well,” Rodrigue said. “Devin Funchess has seemed to really embrace the physicality of his routes and getting those extra yards. Does that give you a little bit of enjoyment to see him kind of truck sticking people out there
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    This is considered a legitimate question? “You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means”

  65. Cam is a typical liberal…doesn’t really care about anyone or anyone else’s “equality,” if he doesn’t stand to benefit from crying discrimination.

  66. Writers want athletes to be honest and quotable. Then they say something dumb and/or politically incorrect and they jump at the chance to fry the guy. Take it for what it is. No one ever accused these ball players (in general) of being smart.

  67. This goes back to the organization’ s lack of control with Cam from the beginning.
    The owner who has been known to confront payers during owner and player labor meetings
    has really dropped the ball. But what can we expect ..this is the same owner who had a QB
    that ultimately admitted he had a drinking problem ..yet the owners son and the QB
    held a news conference announcing their new martini bar.
    Cam Newton is a great athlete ..but I can’t help to comment that he has been allowed
    to do what he wants to do for years. I am sure he has been given preferential treatment
    since he was a teenager.
    His lack of. courtesy and respect has never been questioned ….yet in his early years
    he was known to delay his required appearance after games for over an hour.
    He also was famous for being the last player to board the bus …because he took so
    much time to shower, dress and then grant a press conference ( thereby screwing the writers
    who had deadlines ). His own teammates were very frustrated that the team bus had to wait
    for one player.
    So this is not out of the ordinary for Cam. With an attitude like this…..he will
    never win..unless his team defense is lights out and he doesn’t screw up.
    But for now …..

  68. A truck stick is when you hit the right analog stick up in Madden when your receiever/runner carrying the ball. Brandon Jacobs had like 99 trucking in Madden 09. It was an actual attribute when I played the game and still may be. Using that term in real life is odd. Its like saying “lol” (pc language) in real life when you laugh out loud (although lol has transformed into a common phrase not actual laughing). It is odd, just like the truck stick. Defenders in Madden could hit stick. Waiting to see Cams response on Luke Kuechlys big hits.

  69. Did she actually use the term ” truck stick”?

    I’m sorry, that is funny.

    Michelle Tafoya and Suzy Colbert wouldn’t use that term. They know their stuff.

    She just doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

  70. What don’t some of you people get? She wasn’t a woman he saw in a bar who asked him that question, it was a REPORTER for the local paper in his city. She was hired by the Charlitte Observer to ask questions she does not need a mouth full of disrespect from the clown prince of NFL quarterbacks. Dab this you dope!

  71. It seems sexist, sure, but it seems like it could have been just a weird way of flirting, actually. Like a “guys like girls that like sports” type deal. Not defending him or anything, I could take or leave him.. just saying.

  72. It was a monumentally stupid thing to say. My favorite saying of all time: Stupid kills. Not enough, but it kills.

  73. @Ryan Hernandez

    Yes you’ll take heat from me at least. One of the most successful NFL reporters in history is John Clayton. Look him up, you think he ever played football?

    Grow up.

  74. I am NOT a fan of Mr. Newton. However, as a woman who likes sports, especially football, I am not offended by Cam’s comments. I liken it to the fact its still strange to see a male nurse,male secretary, or a male in typical lady garments like I have seen Cam wear occasionally. I heard it live and in context, I don’t think he meant anything other than he was surprised. So what? Its not an everyday thing. Female ref? Does she even exist anymore? I say, who the eff cares? Its not like he called her a name or said she shouldnt be there,just that it surprised him she knows about routes. Surprised me too!

    He also still answered the ladies question. This is silly.

  75. walk929501 says:
    October 4, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Nevermind. Googled “truck sticking” and it is a video game thing. Got it.
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    That’s the funny part – half the comments on here mocking her for saying something that they had no clue what it meant in the first place.

  76. casualmalexlfan says:
    October 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    It’s funny to hear reporters in general ask an intelligent question.

    ———

    Not in this walk of life. Athletes, as a group, are pretty stupid.

  77. This story is spot on! I don’t know a female who couldn’t explain the difference between a drag and a curl route when asked.

  78. teddysewerwater says:
    October 4, 2017 at 5:44 pm
    Would it be funny to hear a man talk about dresses and make up? Probably
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    Gotta love the people who have the ability to compare apples and thermonuclear reactions.

  79. jazz321 says:
    October 4, 2017 at 6:53 pm
    Why didn’t the reported followup her question to Cam by asking “What do you mean funny?” and let him explain. He may have said something like, In all the years I have given interviews I have never run across a female reporter who used the term “truck sticking people” before. Its nice to see there are some reporters who truly study the game. That statement would have turned the reported rom being “offended” into the reporter being complemented for her knowledge of the game

    ——

    Why put the blame on her? Cam could have just answered her question with your suggested “In all the years I have given interviews I have never run across a female reporter who used the term ‘truck sticking people’ before. Its nice to see there are some reporters who truly study the game”…. without having to be called out.

  80. mweekes22 says:
    His Wonderlic score was funny too
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    I suppose his $20+ million per year is also funny?

  81. As a female, 40+ year fan of Pro Football who reads this site daily and others, I find it “funny” when I listen to announcers and other media talk about football and obviously know less than me. I am not thrilled with Cam’s comment, but he was honest at least. As for the rest of the media, they need to stop thinking they are experts. Most fans know more and they don’t have the access that the media has.

  82. If only the country was as outraged with Donald Trump’s comments about women as everybody is with Cam’s maybe we’d have a more viable President in office.

  83. I’m kinda sensitive to people racism, sexism etc, but he’s not totally wrong here. The biggest problem is that he said it out loud. Think about it; if he was your best friend and he gave that interview (but) didn’t “insult” her, but later on told you that it was funny hearing those questions from a woman—would you think he was a jerk? Pop Warner football…no girls talking football. Junior high…no girls talking football. High school..no, college (maybe a handful). So when a paycheck is involved, you start to see women talking football…about routes? I must admit though, the way he said it doesn’t help his case.

  84. Seriously.. most people here are ignoring the setting. If it were some random girl at a bar.. sure, might take you back a bit. But a sports reporter with clearance, holding a mic at the Media Appearance asking a question after the game.. that’s odd?

  85. Who can forget this jerk’s pouty news conference after his Super Bowl loss, showing us all the REAL Cam Newton. And here is more evidence that this “cool” dude with his goofy hat and juvenile demeanor is not only a jerk, but also a sexist pig. Just shut up, Cam. Play football and just shut up. Whenever you open your mouth the real Cam Newton pops out. What was that old quotation… something about “It’s better to have people think you a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” So true, especially with Cam….

  86. Wow, this reporter had to virtue signal about how upset she was. OMG, I’m a woman and a victim because Cam Newton made off-handed remark. Yeah, women don’t play NFL football, women don’t coach NFL football, women aren’t NFL General Managers. Maybe it was a bad joke, but completely outrageous and sexist? CHild, please.

  87. edon8334 says:

    October 4, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    teal379 says:
    October 4, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    1. Saying “most women don’t know football” isn’t exactly what’s happening here. He was asked by a professional sports reporter. It’s her JOB to be a little aware of what she’s covering. By definition – she’s not “most women” and it shouldn’t have been a surprise to hear a football question from a female FOOTBALL REPORTER. It’s happened a lot.

    2. Imagine what would have happened if she started her question with “as a black quarterback” and then asked about routes or defenses? Think she’d still have a job 4 hours later? Not likely.

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    What would happen in your scenario if she would’ve said as a white quarterback?
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    He would have said “Are you insane?”

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