Cam Newton

They broke him…

Cam Newton has apologized to a female reporter for joking about her knowledge of wide receiver passing routes. Newton made the joke at a press conference on Wednesday.

Newton, 28, was heavily criticized for telling Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue that it was "funny to hear a female" ask a question about passing routes.

After the press conference, Rodrigue took to to complain, saying she didn't think that it was "funny to hear a female" ask a question about passing routes.

She said she spoke to Newton after the press conference and his response was worse. "I choose not to share," she added, "because I have an actual job to do today and one he will not keep me from."
SEE ALSO: Major Sponsor Dumps Cam Newton Over 'Sexist' Remark
Dannon Yogurt announced Thursday that Newton was terminated as the spokesman for their Oikos Yogurt brand.

Cam Newton Jourdan Rodrigue

In a video he posted to Thursday night, the somber Carolina Panthers quarterback apologized for his comments and he urged his young fans to "be better than me."

Newton indicated that he lost more than one sponsor, although Oikos is the only brand that publicly disowned him.

"The fact that, during this whole process, I've already lost sponsors and countless fans — I realize that the joke is really on me," he said. "I've learned a valuable lesson from this."

The Charlotte Observer spoke with Rodrigue who said Newton told her that she "wasn't really seeing specific routes when watching the game, she was just seeing if somebody was open."

The newspaper then said he told her that he should have directed his comment at reporters in general.

The reaction on social media was mixed and divided along gender lines. Admittedly, most females don't know a thing about wide receiver passing routes. Some social media users say Rodrigue overreacted, and they don't believe Newton should apologize for simply expressing his opinion. readers note that Rodrigue tweeted racially offensive remarks about black athletes in 2013. Despite her racist tweets, she was hired to cover a sport where 80% of the athletes are black.

  • You Could Never

    They broke him…

    Cam broke himself with all lives matter ass bullshit.

    Fukk him and the cave demon lady. Him more tho bc he continues to be a moron. She white. So guess what? Her ass gonna BE alright. But he is of MY complexion and I acutally cared about Cam at one point. Which as a Tide Head and he played for Auburn...listen. So I truly I was out on a limb for him. Running around here defending his mess. But he cut me deep with all lives matter. So yes. Fukk him.

  • Rayne

    I knew he was gon apologize. He's a simp. It wasn't even that bad of a statement.

  • Noirluv45

    When a person guns for someone, they better make sure nothing's dirty in their milk because she made racist statements 4/5 years ago, yet she didn't apologize until she was uncovered. I still don't think what Cam said was that big of a deal considering Black folks, professional or not, have had to take it on the chin since we got here.

  • ? King Kari ????????? sponsors dump him. Too late buddy

  • Noirluv45

    You know, when you insult a delicate little flower like White women, it's a big deal especially coming from a Black mouth.

  • Rayne

    Yup. He's a damn disgrace to himself.

  • Rayne

    Yea I heard about that yesterday.

  • Oh Tommie

    Why is this even an issue? But 45 out here saying and doing all sorts of disrespectful $hit.....they're crucifying Cam though. Foh

  • Noirluv45

    ...and she to herself because of her racism. I can't stand Cam either.

  • Jen_no_juice

    I dislike Cam... and not for the comment. But I'm curious to know why didn't she say something during the interview like a follow-up instead of waiting until after

  • Pamela

    You seem to forget one thing: he's not white. Trump is. He "insulted" a yt woman. There's no forgiveness there.

  • Noirluv45

    Boom! There it is.

  • Rayne

    I definitely can't stand his ass.

  • Dowoop

    YET YOUR PRESIDENT CAN SAY HE GRABS WOMEN BY THE PUSSY ANS STILL BE IN OFFICE....We need to start boycotting these companies as they boycott us (unless their boycott is warranted). This was not something to drop his sponsorship over.

  • Noirluv45

    Me either!

  • Yardgirl

    Word!! SMH

  • Dowoop

    We need more of that other woman who said what she said and didnt apologize..She simply said its my opinion not the stations and the two are not the same. Her i can get behind.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    That part

  • Noirluv45

    Yep. White police officers can shot Black people in the back while running away, say they felt in danger of their life, and walk. They can do whatever they want with no repercussion whatsoever.

  • JV

    Some else's bad behavior does not excuse one's own. I said this in the previous article, but: Why would he think that a reporter -- who covers the NFL and his own team for over a year -- would not know the basics of football? Yes, it's a male dominated sport in terms of viewership, organizational construction, etc, but she's a woman -- so what? Mary Kay Cabot is the Browns' beat writer, and has been for years, but she's never been asked anything stupid like that (on camera anyway).

  • Freeriah



    She will be suing next, enter Gloria Allread and Lisa Bloom

  • Rayne

    Yes I can't call her name right now but I know who you talking about.

  • Noirluv45

    JV, he's an idiot, but does that garner all the drama directed at him? To me, it's as if he called her the B word. I just think it's blown out of proportion and I'd bet my firstborn if she were Black, nary a word would've been spoken.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Thank you for being unbiased and rational. He was wrong! I have a son and a daughter and I taught them both not to assume a man or woman doesn't know or can't do. I don't know if losing sponsors is necessary, but there are consequences for each action. His statement was not a joke and he never tried to act like it was. You can tell (even in the half-hearted apology) that he does not get it. He should have apologized when she approached him. That's for THIS situation.

    All other situations need to be handled properly too

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So Cam ("All Lives Matter") Newton is getting dragged by white folks for his comment? ... oh, well.

    I'll save my sympathy for somebody who really deserves it.

  • Coy little wink

    Forget about Cam's stupidity and dumb apology....where is the post about Harvey Weinstein sexual harassing women for decades...


  • Oh Tommie

    My comment wasn't suggesting that his behavior should be excused...but I'm highlighting the attention that behaviors from others get and the type of things that we focus on when there are more pressing issues. We're more worried about who's kneeling for the anthem than who's going to get murdered for no reason today. He made a joke in poor taste that, in my opinion, is being taken out of proportion.

  • You Could Never

    Yo. All of this

  • Noirluv45

    Good question! Like someone on Roland's show said today, "Is HE going to get the Bill Cosby treatment?" You see, that's what ticks me off. They pick and choose what to get incensed about. There are so many Hollywood men who have done egregious things to women and children, YET, crickets. It's the hypocrisy that makes me not really care much about what Cam said.

  • Tennessean

    SEE: " readers note that Rodrigue tweeted racially offensive remarks about black athletes in 2013. Despite her racist tweets, she was hired to cover a sport where 80% of the athletes are black." I CANNOT WITH THESE SENSITIVE FOLKS WANTING TO EXPLOIT ANY OPPORTUNITY OR CHANCE FOR PUBLICITY OR SYMPATHY FROM GENERAL PUBLIC...he didn't say Bish!!!

  • Noirluv45



    Here is just one of her racist tweets, NO talk of her being fired at all, or even any type of media back the media gave to Cam.


  • SDot

    They really over doing this. TRUMP has said worst and he still President. Crazy how they treat us...for a light hearted comment. but I can grab VaJJ's tho.


    Yup! I just posted one her tweets on here

  • You Could Never

    Harvey is a rich white Jew. They not gonna Bill Cosby him. Bc Bill just like this fool up top. Thought he could buy away his black mistreatment. Maybe not even buy. Was more or less hoping they would overlook his blackness due to having money.

    Niggga you still black.

  • JV

    OK, well I understand that part of it. It's really not that important overall, but that's just how the news is sometimes. And to me, that's partly the fault of consumers, because if stupid stuff like this gets a lot of clicks/interest, you're going to see more of it. See also: Facebook's news cycle.. I mean they tailor the news FOR YOU, guessing what you might click on!! But honestly I don't watch ESPN or anything, so this is the first I've heard of it.

    But either way, I agree, it doesn't deserve the attention it got.


    I've been expecting this since he raised his fist. Any excuse. That yogurt is nasty as all hell anyway.

  • You Could Never

    NO talk of her being fired at all, or even any type of media back lash...
    Bc she IS the media. And she is white

  • taurus_32

    I’m glad this is not a topic on ESPN today because their lack of coverage of female athletes is alarming. The reporters can’t even pronounce their names half the time and don’t know their stats unless it’s Serena Williams. They’re a bunch of hypocrites and the Dannon Company are as well. With all the backlash Cam Newton has received I sure as hell hope these so called feminists are buying season tickets for a WNBA team.

  • JV

    I definitely agree it's gotten bigger than it deserved to be.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Typical, entitled, racist white girl.... Making statements about him while she's got skeletons in her own closet. smh.

  • You Could Never

    How come black folks dragged the fukk outta Ray Lewis for backtracking but are trying to ride for Cam for now raising his fist... yet being dragged by the white folks. WE want to be the onliest ones to drag folks? What is it? Leave Cam in the middle of the road and let his ass LEARN this lesson.

  • JV

    He apparently has settled out of court eight times!


    "Lisa Bloom, a lawyer advising Mr. Weinstein, said in a statement that “he denies many of the accusations as patently false.”

    Well Wadaya lol she should be disbarred

  • JV

    Every now and then I'll read a good ESPN article, but by and large their coverage is terrible. I avoid ESPN the channel at all costs. It's right up there with local sports talk radio, or the radio period.

  • You Could Never

    What ESPN is this not on today?

    Scroll far right. Number one story under top headlines.

    It was on the 7 am Sports Center this morning too I think I heard. I don’t actually watch. Just listen.

  • taurus_32

    Ah I gotcha and I watch ESPN and yesterday it was the topic for all shows during the entire telecast. First take commented on his apology and said moving on that’s enough ? but yesterday they crucified him


    Yup, Hugh Heff was Cosby times 10, AND he invited his friends lol

    But this is all moot,this world will never be fair to US, we can point out tons of examples, including black men being sent to prison, for decades , because they fit the description....BEING A BLACK MAN

    In this society we have very little power, and control and we never will .....not even with a black President.

    I keep searching for answers and the only one I keep reverting back to is building our own schools and communities, and businesses, and policing our selves the American Jews. Until we embark on this path as a collective ,its business as usual



  • bemetoo

    you gone always be a nigga

  • Davida Stokes

    I am a female and don't see anything wrong with his comment. Right what females knows about routes really. Why did she have to take it negative? I don't think he meant anything negative by it. I heard great question and it came from a female. So dannon let me get this straight. You dropped him over a comment for a racist white woman? That's fine. We don't need to continue buying your product. Problem solved

  • Simone

    Bullshit! No need to apologize CAM!
    You said nothing wrong...since when is the word female offensive?
    Thots always trying to bring the black man down.

  • rere

    These endorser's are looking for any reason to drop black athlete's, not surprised by this! I don't see anything wrong with what he said & I'm a woman.

  • bemetoo

    so she want say what he say after they talk because she has a job to do but you posted how you felt and what he said on your job..bihh go jump off a 50 story building backwards

  • hottlanta

    Such hypocrisy and she is acting as if her feelings are hurt by his words.. Yall notice when they talk about OJ you can hear the disgust in their voice as if he is the worst person in the world for allegedly killing 2 people. This white guy just killed 59 people on purpose and they are disgusted about the situation but not disgusted with him. They still trying to paint him as a quiet man who would never harm anyone. They still talking about OJ needs to pay the family for the murders but ain't nobody said nothing about the people who survived this massacre needs to sue his estate for trying to kill them. If this mofo can lose $30,000 a day gambling the estate can pay those victims. Just waiting to see is someone gonna bring this up. Hypocrisy again.

  • Ebony Starr

    Why play the National Institute anthem at sports games and why interview sport's player after a game? You can honor your flag anytime you want. And if you just watched the y sport why is it important to know what the player thinks about it? Let them play. That's what they are getting paid for.

  • hottlanta

    I chose not to share because her azz was laughing as if it wasn't nothing. So she is going alone with the ride.

  • hottlanta

    Thanks for the receipts and I wonder is someone gonna bring them to her attention since she so conveniently forgot about them.

  • You Could Never

    She commented on them in major publications yesterday.

    USA Today, NYT etc.

  • tintin
  • rayne215

    As a female sports fan I was low key offended but not overly so where he needs to lose sponsorships etc, I know routes and it's alot of dudes that don't , he been in league for years now and seen female reporter's I don't understand why it was a shock to him. But whatever

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. I think she thought she was gonna be able to elevate her career off this controversy... then that racist stuff from the past came back and bit her in the butt.

  • hottlanta

    No good we an ON AIR apology.

  • TheOwley

    I think the comment was insensitive to women in general since we still live in a male oriented world but the over the top reaction is worse and the very thing that further divides us. Admonition and re-education of Cam would have been enough, but the snowflake mentality rages on and the goal is to destroy the other. Weinstein's actions are more egregious yet this women nor the ladies of Hollywood will not utter a word about it.
    What about her saying the N word. What will that net her. N word queen Hillary almost got elected prez so this gal shouldn't lose her job.

  • MsPam

    I beg your pardon Ms.Sandra I know something about wide receivers passing routes. I’ve been watching football for 42 years! ????

  • You Could Never

    Ummm she works for a newspaper? So why would it be on air?

  • VernadineTheQueen?


  • MercifulLove

    All he had to do was answer the woman's question and keep it moving.....the extra commentary was unnecessary....

  • Noirluv45

    Uh huh. What's more, Hef is a hero to Black folks since he was a champion in the civil rights movement. Amerikkka has never been fair to US, even with a Black president. Same toilet, same ****. YES!!! Black people have too much wealth for us not to have not even a franchise. On the other hand, I think about Oklahoma Black Wall Street. Every time Black people do well, White folks get jealous and want to break everything down, and then they say we are lazy and want the government to do everything. Sick!

  • Faithz

    Cam let mess like this go, You have to much going on to let
    Silly season things like this cloud your Judgement. You know it's Open Season on Many, You have apologized for it, Now turn the page.

  • Faithz

    I See no Lies let the Church say Amen.

  • KA

    Totally don’t get this. What is the big deal? It is weird to hear women talk about passing routes - and I’m a woman. She needs to have several seats, and so does anybody else who found what he said sexist. People are over sensitive to ish that doesn’t matter, and de-sensitized to stuff that should be important.

    This chick probably voted for Trump. Would it be a big deal if Tom Brady said it? NOPE! GTFOH!

  • Candance

    Right!!!!!!!!! lmao this is so stupid! Im with you Dannon will no longer be in my fridge!

  • Candance

    and they are not..... WNBA sales are still down!

  • Mrs.Meenie

    Not that serious when we have people in PR that are in the dark without food and fresh water! This should not even had made the News!

  • OP2

    Feminists type of females were offended. They work hard to prove that they too can talk the manly talk or learn the men's locker room talk, sports lingo and sit manspread if needed to prove their point.

    Hypocrisy brought forth karma for the pretending to be an offended snowflake just because Cam genuinely found it to be hilarious that a girl was using manly sports terms like routes. -

    Black people should declare being offended by her racists remarks on social media and finding it hilarious to have her equally subjected to the same punishment bestowed on Cam.

    This liberal PC crap is simply teaching folks how to lie; put on a facade, double-talk or be manipulative publicly for the sake of snowflakes where everything is somehow twisted into being s3xists or some form of hate and bigotry. smh

  • OP2

    Snowflaking and enforcing PC on society is part of the progressive liberal agenda.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    The world is full of a bunch of coddled cry babies. Let this be a lesson to athletes, especially black men, you are still a NIGG%%A, with money, but Becky will always be protected, even if she is a racist. SMH!

  • CookieMobster

    I am a women and I am not offended at alllllll by what he said. I am sure it does take him aback sometimes to her a female talking about sports on a higher level and actually knowing what she is talking about. Damn folks these days need to put their big girl panties on. She is just proving several stereotypes some males feel about females and giving us a bad name. If you are in a man's game, get your nutts up and expect to be talked to like a man by men sometimes. WTF!!!

  • Sade_fan

    I don't think that what he said was offensive. People are too damn sensitive these days!!!

  • Coffee1st

    It's not about what he said. It's about what he is and who he is.
    There's a Truth floating around in this country that needs to be acknowledged and accepted. Until this Truth is given her due regard by those whom she is most trying to reveal it to, she will continue to hurl herself in our faces - over and over and over again.
    We surely are a stiff neck people.

  • Cie Be

    This is some bullshyt, Cam Newton's comment to this winch was not that serious enough to cause all this attention. These media buzzards now days are sorry as heLL! Just fuking with a successful brother, damn haters? and, yeah, I ain't gotta hold my tongue.?

  • JustB

    I'm a female and wasn't offended... any female that has that kind a knowledge about a male dominant sport should have took his remarks as a compliment... I could care less about the sport... I've got too many feminine things to be doing with my time

  • just saying

    He didn't say anything wrong

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    It didn't bother me at all. Seems to me she was a racist looking for 15 minutes of fame

  • Drea982

    There was nothing wrong with what he said. People care about such stupid things. Worry about the stupid sh*t that comes out of our "president's" mouth. I find it funny that a yogurt company dropped him. Ladies love their yogurt. But seriously who cares? The reporter is a crybaby retard.