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Published on 12 Tháng Tư, 2018

Cam Newton makes sexist remark and smirks at female reporter’s question

Cam Newton’s comments on Wednesday are no laughing matter.

The Panthers quarterback received a quality question from reporter Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer on Wednesday, one that didn’t seem out of the ordinary.

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

Seems like a fair question.
Newton didn’t seem to think so, smirking as she asked her question.

“It’s funny to hear a female,” he said, “talk about routes.”

His dismissive and condescending attitude was completely unwarranted, and Rodrigue correctly made that clear after the press conference.

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

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Cam Newton’s comments on Wednesday are no laughing matter.

The Panthers quarterback received a quality question from reporter Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer on Wednesday, one that didn’t seem out of the ordinary.

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

Seems like a fair question.

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Cam Newton’s remarks on Wednesday were nothing short of sexist, rude and ignorant.
Cam Newton’s remarks on Wednesday were nothing short of sexist, rude and ignorant. (ROB CARR/GETTY IMAGES)
Newton didn’t seem to think so, smirking as she asked her question.

“It’s funny to hear a female,” he said, “talk about routes.”

His dismissive and condescending attitude was completely unwarranted, and Rodrigue correctly made that clear after the press conference.

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

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Jourdan Rodrigue ✔ @JourdanRodrigue
I don’t think it’s “funny” to be a female and talk about routes. I think it’s my job.
3:58 AM – Oct 5, 2017 · Charlotte, NC
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NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Panthers spokesman Steven Juston said that Rodrigue and Newton had talked following the press conference and that the quarterback had expressed some regret.

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

According to Rodrigue, however, it didn’t get any better when she did end up confronting Newton afterward.

“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,” she said in a second tweet.

In a statement she later released to RapoportWednesday evening, Rodrigue confirmed that Newton did not, in fact, ever apologize.

“This afternoon, I did my job as an NFL beat writer and asked Cam Newton a question about one of his receivers. I was dismayed by his response, which not only belittled me but countless other women before me and beside me who work in similar jobs,” she said. “I sought Mr. Newton out as he left the locker room a few minutes later. He did not apologize for his comments.”

Late Wednesday, the Pro Football Writers of America released a statement via Twitter that they “strongly condem Cam Newton’s demeaning comment.”

“The PFWA fights not only for access and transparency when it comes to NFL matters, but also for respect in the treatment of its members by league employees,” the statement reads. “Newton, the public face of the Panthers and one of the league’s more popular players, crossed the line.”

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