Panthers QB Cam Newton takes a sexist shot at a female reporter
Cam Newton took a shot at all female sports reporters today, when he responded to Jordan Rodrigue’s question during a press conference. This is not cool folks. Cam took a jab at her, and according to her, she confronted him afterwards and his comments were worse.
Cam Newton: “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.”
— Max Marcilla (@MMarcilla98) October 4, 2017
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.
— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) October 4, 2017
And Jourdan does her job well. Like, extremely well. Cam’s comment was uncalled for. https://t.co/W3xDQAsgQM
— Joe Person (@josephperson) October 4, 2017
Panthers director of communications Steven Drummond said in a statement that he spoke with Newton and Rodrique “and I know they had a conversation where he expressed regret for using those words. We strive as a department to make the environment for media comfortable for everyone covering the team.”
A source close to ESPN, however, said Newton did not apologize.