CAM NEWTON MAKES SEXIST COMMENT TO FEMALE REPORTER
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is facing backlash after making a sexist comment to a female reporter during a news conference on Wednesday. Jourdan Rodrigue, a reporter for the Charlotte Observer, asked Newton about wide receiver Devin Funchess' route running, which caused him to smirk and reply that it was "funny to hear a female" talk about football.
"I was dismayed by his response," said Rodrigue. "I did my job as an NFL beat writer and asked Cam Newton a question about one of his receivers. His response not only belittled me but countless other women before me and beside me who work in similar jobs."
Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond said on Wednesday afternoon: "I have spoken with Jourdan and Cam 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."