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Cam Apologizes for Calling Female Reporter A Female



by TRN

Cam Newton’s statements at news conference went over like he got sacked before he had time to shift in the pocket. The Carolina Panther’s star QB  made what some called a “disrespectful” and “degrading” comment to a female reporter from the local news paper  during a news conference earlier this week.  Here’s the exchange as reported by ESPN, “Charlotte Observer beat reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton during Wednesday’s news conference about wide receiver Devin Funchess embracing the physicality of routes and whether Newton got enjoyment out of that.

Newton laughed and responded, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes like … it’s funny.”

The reporter, reportedly, confronted Newton after the news conference over his comments to her and  says he did not apologize.  But Newton did apologize Thursday evening after one of his major sponsors made their disapproval clear.  A spokesperson for Dannon Oikos Yogurt said the company would be pulling all commercials and ads featuring the 2015 NFL MVP because his comments that were “…entirely inconsistent with our commitment to fostering equality and inclusion in every workplace.”

Less than 24 hours after he first made the comment to the reporter and about nine hours after a sponsor said it would be dropping him, Newton issued this apology…”After careful thought, I understand that my word choice was extremely degrading and disrespectful to women…And to be honest, that was not my intention. If you are a person who took offense to what I said, I sincerely apologize to you. I’m a man who tries to be a positive role model to my community and tries to use my platform to inspire others. I take ownership to everything that comes with that. What I did was extremely unacceptable.”

Was it though really…did he say something that was “extremely unacceptable?” Maybe after months and months of hearing Donald Trump insult Blacks, women, Muslims, Puerto Ricans, Obama, NFL players, NBA players, Meryl Streep, handicapped reporters, Mexicans and just about everybody,  perhaps I’m desensitized to  what is truly an insult . But exactly what did Newton say that was so “degrading”?

Sure his comment could be perceived as  stupid and maybe even insensitive, but we’ve definitely heard worse from a presidential candidate who talked about assaulting women in their private parts and he got elected.  Newton sounded as if he was giving the reporter a back handed compliment astonished that she knew so much about football.  Personally, I have no idea what a “route” is…so I was impressed with her knowledge.  Does that make me disrespectful to women for being impressed that another women knew what the term meant and how it applies to football?

Well, Newton took the high road (even if he crashed onto  it after sponsors started ditching him) and ingratiated himself to females and female lovers everywhere by issuing the apology.

Now, maybe the reporter can issue an apology to minorities after these racist posts  were reportedly found on her twitter feed…


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  1. Shawn J

    October 7, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    At least Cam Newton DID apologize—he didn’t have to, though; considering the fact that the reporter IS a female! And some yogurt company would consider dropping him for making a comment like that? Lord have mercy!

    • The Reel Network

      October 10, 2017 at 12:38 am

      @Shawn J LOL…that’s kinda how I see it as well Shawn. If he had called her “girl” or “darling”, but the offense seems a bit sensationalized. I understand it’s a female reporter on a beat usually covered by men and he may not have said that to a male, but it still seems that people are over reacting. Thanks for sharing your view Shawn. Take care.

  2. NBA is fixed

    October 6, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Cam Newton said that he found it funny that a woman talked about routes. He loses sponsors and gets destroyed by white owned mainstream media. Donald Trump said, “Grab them by the p***y.” He becomes President. This is pure unadulterated racism! This is pure uncut proof that white people hate us! Why do so many of us continue to beg them for approval? Why do so many black men continue to watch football?

    • The Reel Network

      October 10, 2017 at 12:34 am

      @NBA is fixed EXACTLY! Even when its a topic where most people agree that it’s wrong, one offender is determined wrong and penalized…the other also guilty of the same offense is rewarded. Thanks for your insight as always NBA!

  3. NBA is fixed

    October 6, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Black mothers and fathers you need to know this; the contracts that NFL players sign are not guaranteed. In other words, a NFL player can sign a $50 million dollar contract, but he can get fired at any time for any reason. If he is fired, he will not get paid the $50 million dollars. This happens to several players every single year; just ask former NFL player Albert Haynesworth.

    Here is something else black parents need to know; boys who play football in little league and high school can and will receive dozens of concussions. Concussions lead to brain damage. A boy who played little league and high school football can end up with close to 100 concussions before they turn 18.

  4. NBA is fixed

    October 6, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Black mothers and fathers, you need to take your sons out of football immediately! If you hate the devilish beast, stop feeding the devilish beast! Billionaire owners like Jerry Jones and Robert Kraft and the rest of the NFL owners are the devilish beasts that make 10 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR off the physical labor of black football players!

    P.S. There are no black owners in the NFL

  5. NBA is fixed

    October 6, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    A spokesperson for Dannon Oikos Yogurt said the company would be pulling all commercials and ads featuring the 2015 NFL MVP because his comments that were “…entirely inconsistent with our commitment to fostering equality and inclusion in every workplace.”

    Translation, Cam Newton pissed off a white woman. As a result, white supremacy took away his money and forced him to apologize. The key is white people took away his money! Black people, especially black men, for over 50 years the NFL has pissed us off. We need to take our money away from the NFL! We must have the discipline and the strength to not watch football.

  6. NBA is fixed

    October 6, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    The NFL stands for Negroes Fall in Line!

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