Cam Newton posted a video on Twitter last night in which he apologized for his “degrading and disrespectful” comments to a female reporter.
The Carolina Panthers quarterback came under fire Wednesday after laughing at the thought of a female reporter asking him a serious football question about a wide receiver running routes.
More than 24 hours after his comments went viral, Newton finally apologized. His apology was thoughtful, sincere, and covered a lot of ground.
“After careful thought, I understand that my word choice was extremely degrading and disrespectful to women. To be honest, that was not my attentions. If you’re a person that took offense to what I said, I sincerely apologize to you,” Newton said.
Newton went on to point out that he has two daughters himself.
“What I did was extremely unacceptable. I’m a father to two beautiful daughters, and at their age I try to instill to them that they can do and be anything that they want to be.”
Later in the speech he reached out to women everywhere saying,
“To the reporters, to the journalists, to the moms, supermoms, to the daughters, the sisters, and the women all around the world, I sincerely apologize and hope you can find the kindness in your heart to forgive me.”
Wow, he covered a lot of ground in that apology.
Only thing is it took him a full twenty-four hours to do it.
Let’s hope he can backpedal faster than that this Sunday during the game.
Source: Sporting News