Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton laughed and made light of a reporter who asked about one of his teammates, saying “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes, like…” Newton said. “It’s funny.”
Newton didn’t apologize to the reporter after what many viewed as a sexist response.
Jourdan Rodrigue, the reporter for the Charlotte Observer said she spoke with Newton after the availability and "it was worse." She said Newton's comments will not prevent her from doing her job as a reporter.
Later, Rodrigue, responded to Newton's comment via Twitter.
I don't think it's "funny" to be a female and talk about routes. I think it's my job.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) October 4, 2017