Panthers, NFL and Dannon condemn Cam Newton’s sexist comments [Updated]

The quarterback recently laughed at a female journalist who asked him about his teammate’s routes. Though he expressed regret, Newton has not issued an apology.

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Insulting a reporter is never a good idea, even if you’re a major player in the National Football League.

When asked about the routes that his wide receiver teammate runs during a press conference, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton laughed and said, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.”

Here’s video of Newton’s exchange with Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue:

Newton was widely criticized for his comments, which came off as insensitive and sexist to many, including Observer reporter Scott Fowler.

Here’s how Rodrigue responded on Twitter:

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

— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) October 4, 2017

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