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NFL's Cam Newton Slammed for Remark to Female Reporter

NFL's Cam Newton Slammed for Remark to Female Reporter

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton got dragged on social media after he made a remark to a female reporter during a press conference on Wednesday (October 4).

Charlotte Observer beat reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked about one of Cam‘s wide receivers and the physicality of his routes. For non-football fans, a route is the path the wide receiver runs before catching the ball from the quarterback.

“It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes like — it’s funny,” Cam responded back to her.

Jourdan then released a statement (via ESPN), saying, “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. I sought Mr. Newton out as he left the locker room a few minutes later. He did not apologize for his comments.”

Apparently, Jourdan also asked Cam if he knew her name after working with the Panthers since October of 2016. He said he did not.

Cam‘s comment quickly went viral and many weighed in on social media…including Jourdan.

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  • parisjok

    don’t blame him at all for what he said. what is the big deal? those men don’t want females in their games or locker rooms!!! to many females really do think they can go there. some areas really are 100% about females and some areas are really 100% all about just males.

  • pitta

    Way overblown…what is worse than the grab em by the pu$$ies remark by the commander in chief???
    And he’s the president..

  • J.K.

    Hey the 1950s called

  • Pitysaurus_rex

    This was during a press conference…didn’t realize females weren’t allowed there. The world is usually 100% about men, so you can shove it. This was her doing her job, and he had to be disrespectful about it. She isn’t new there, and it’s not like she said “Hey Cam, good job throwing the ball to the other guy. Yay sportsball!” She’s been there working with the team for a year now. Hope his mom is proud.

  • Pitysaurus_rex

    This was during a press conference…didn’t realize females weren’t allowed there. The world is usually 100% about men, so you can shove it. This was her doing her job, and he had to be disrespectful about it. She isn’t new there, and it’s not like she said “Hey Cam, good job throwing the ball to the other guy. Yay sportsball!” She’s been there working with the team for a year now. Hope his mom is proud.

  • L.Whitney

    Silly that he would make a remark like that, I thought it was 2017 . What’s a really girly field , makeup. Tons of male makeup artists, and men in the that field. If men can be so fluid and be in any industry, women should be just as fluid.

    That was an uneducated remark on his part.

  • L.Whitney

    Silly that he would make a remark like that, I thought it was 2017 . What’s a really girly field , makeup. Tons of male makeup artists, and men in the that field. If men can be so fluid and be in any industry, women should be just as fluid.

    That was an uneducated remark on his part.

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  • George

    There is no physicality in pass routes. Which proves the question was a dumb one.
    Why they think putting a female in the locker room makes for good interviews is beyond stupidity.

  • George

    He was just acting like Harvey Weinstein

  • George

    Her question was moronic. Only imbeciles like you would defend it.