Maybe back after Super Bowl 50, when Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton got in trouble for ignoring the press, it was actually the smart thing for him to do.
Because now he is under fire for talking to them—well, talking down.
Yesterday, “Charlotte Observer” beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue—who is a woman—asked Newton a question about his receivers running routes, asking him whether he enjoys that Devin Funchess has been more physical about the routes he has been running lately.
And while there’s no such thing as a stupid question, Newton proved there most certainly is such a thing as a moronic answer.
“It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes. It’s funny,” Newton said before answering the question.
Rodrigue took to Twitter after the press conference to give her thoughts on Newton’s remarks—and suggesting that he said even worse to her after the press conference when confronted about his answer.
I don't think it's "funny" to be a female and talk about routes. I think it's my job. 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.
Newton has since apologized while the NFL has since condemned his sexist comments:
“The comments are just plain wrong and disrespectful to the exceptional female reporters and all journalists who cover our league. They do not reflect the thinking of the league.”
I think in the future Newton needs to let his arm and legs do the talking for him on the field, because his mouth and brain stink at it.
Source: NBC Sports