Thursday 18 January 2018

WATCH - NFL star Cam Newton slammed for disparaging remark to female reporter

Cam Newton
Cam Newton
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Carolina Panthers quarter-back Cam Newton has come under-fire for disparaging remarks aimed at a female reporter.

Jourdan Rodrigue, a female reporter for the Charlotte Observer, asked Newton a question about passing routes and Newton seemed to be amused by the whole thing.

She asked: "Devin Funchess has seemed to really embrace the physicality of his routes and getting those extra yards, does that give you a little bit of enjoyment to see him impressing people out there?"

He giggled to himself before responding with: "It's funny to hear a female talk about routes.. Funny."

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network shared a statement from the Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond on the incident: "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."

Rodrigue, in a statement to Rapoport and later on Twitter, denied that version of events.

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