Roddy White shows NFL’s sexism problem not limited to Cam Newton

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Anyone hoping that Cam Newton‘s sexist answer to a female reporter’s question today was an aberration will be disappointed to see what former Falcons receiver Roddy White thinks about the matter.

White took to Twitter after Newton faced criticism and defended Newton for saying it’s “funny” to hear a female ask him about football.

“Why is people making a fuss about cam and the woman reporter he laughed than answered her question but it was funny first time for me to,” White wrote.

To answer White’s question, people are making a fuss because Newton’s actions were unacceptable. For Newton to scoff at a reporter and show her a lack of respect because of her sex shouldn’t be accepted in the NFL or in any other workplace.

That White, who spent 11 seasons in the NFL, doesn’t understand why people are making a fuss suggests that attitudes like Newton’s are pervasive in NFL locker rooms. That’s a problem the NFL needs to address.

38 responses to “Roddy White shows NFL’s sexism problem not limited to Cam Newton

  1. Wait…..pampered millionaire athletes who have had women throwing themselves at their feet their entire lives because society and the media slobber all over them are sexist?

    M-I-N-D B-L-O-W-N

    Everyone knows Cam had a great game last week and beat the Pats last week……someone name the winner of the last Fields Medal? How about the last winner of the Nobel Prize?

    Breaking news: celebrity’s and athletes feel a massive sense of entitlement. Money, women, attention……doesn’t matter

  2. “Show her a lack of respect”. We can’t insinuate this “lack of respect” for smirking and making the comments that he did. He found it funny, and I would to. Simply based on the notion that most women are not familiar with the game of football and it might’ve come as a surprise to Cam that a female was asking a question about the game. I agree he should not have made a comment about that given the hypersensitive feminist society we live in today. But c’mon, thats not disrespectful.

  3. I mean, this is going to sound really bad and I don’t mean for it to. But to these guys, what if someone answered a question by a black reporter and said “ha, it’s funny to hear a black reporter answer me that”. Isn’t it somewhat similar? Imagine the rage from White and Newton if a player said that.

  4. Well guys you just stepped in it. Let’s see how much support your ‘social justice’ protests get now. Funny how the champions of social justice aren’t really about providing social justice themselves.

  5. I lean left and I don’t have an issue with what he said. I think forced gender stuff in sports like football are crazy. Most of the women on sports shows seem to only be there because of there looks. Imwhat Newton and White said don’t bother me.

  6. So when they wear their fake “intellectual” eyeglasses, the reporters should smirk at them and tell them it looks funny to see jocks wearing reading glasses. I mean, why?

  7. “Well guys you just stepped in it. Let’s see how much support your ‘social justice’ protests get now. Funny how the champions of social justice aren’t really about providing social justice themselves.”

    This!

  8. Not to be outdone by Cam sticking his foot in his mouth. White goes for broke reaching higher to include both cheeks as well. Wonder how long it took him to get his head out after his last dumb statement.

  9. It’s not funny.

    How is it humorous to see a qualified person do their job? There have been women sports reporters for quite some time. This is a big deal because Cam is demonstrating a major issue with this country and why women only get paid 87 cents on the dollar. It may not be a big deal to you (especially if you are a white male), but any little girl seeing this will be affected and worry how they will be perceived if they enter a male dominated workplace.

    If you don’t see an issue with Cam’s remarks then you are part of the problem.

  10. I like how the media holds these athletes up as thought leaders and icons, then they open their mouths and reveal their true non-pc selves and the media freaks out.

  11. Roddy White isn’t part of the NFL anymore, so his take on this issue can’t be linked with the league.

  12. I am sure it wasn’t Cam’s first time being asked a question by a female reporter. And yes Cam is just like you, White, he is an unprofessional idiot.

  13. It’s not just the words. It’s the condescending attitude. Watch the clip. You could tell he had no respect for her whatsoever. He might as well have just patted her on the head and said “Aww, look at you knowing something about football!”

  14. cowboysmb3dw28 says:
    October 4, 2017 at 8:30 pm
    I mean, this is going to sound really bad and I don’t mean for it to. But to these guys, what if someone answered a question by a black reporter and said “ha, it’s funny to hear a black reporter answer me that”. Isn’t it somewhat similar? Imagine the rage from White and Newton if a player said that.

    MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY

    Isn’t that why we’re being inundated w/players being disrespectful to our flag and national anthem????…Many ways, position, income and visibility give these clowns power and a sense of self importance…and they protest and ACT like they know what they’re protesting….But, they’re clueless….

    Not to mention…Cam is as phony as a $3 bill.

  15. This is like the Jameis Winston thing with the kids in the off-season, a bit overblown. I could see if he said it dismissively. Rather it fell into more of Cam Newton’s often awkward press conferences where he’s not particularly light on his feet with his answers. Also, that question still. Can we talk about that if we’re supposed to get outraged about how he responded? This is supposedly the beat writer asking this, and it was a bit nonsensical to begin with.

  16. cowboysmb3dw28 says:
    October 4, 2017 at 8:30 pm
    I mean, this is going to sound really bad and I don’t mean for it to. But to these guys, what if someone answered a question by a black reporter and said “ha, it’s funny to hear a black reporter answer me that”. Isn’t it somewhat similar? Imagine the rage from White and Newton if a player said that.
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    And yet, you can ask any liberal women if they want “old white men” deciding on their ability to get an abortion or their ability to make others pay for their contraception…

  17. If Jourdan Rodrigue had first laughed at Cam Newton and then said “It’s funny asking a black quarterback a question!” the players would’ve erupted. She would’ve been banned from the locker rooms. I’m sure she’ll get the cold shoulder in the future.

  18. jvonblohnjvb0013 says:
    October 4, 2017 at 10:33 pm
    It’s not funny.

    How is it humorous to see a qualified person do their job? There have been women sports reporters for quite some time. This is a big deal because Cam is demonstrating a major issue with this country and why women only get paid 87 cents on the dollar. It may not be a big deal to you (especially if you are a white male), but any little girl seeing this will be affected and worry how they will be perceived if they enter a male dominated workplace.

    If you don’t see an issue with Cam’s remarks then you are part of the problem.
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    Cam DID NOT say, “you have no business asking me about football.” Cam did NOT say “women should not cover football.” Cam said that “HE found it funny to hear a female talking about PASSING ROUTES.” Then he quickly proceeded to give her a well-thought out response to her question. Call it what you want–its your opinion. But at least be ACCURATE about what was said.

  19. It’s really no big deal. The guy made a silly comment and the girl reporter decided to get herself some publicity by being offended. Unfortunately that happens frequently.

    Gee – I wonder if her gender had ANYTHING to do with her getting the job in the first place.

    Ya think?

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