Cam Newton Makes Fun Of Female Reporter For Asking About “Routes”


During yesterday’s press conference, Cam Newton responded to a fairly straightforward question in a rather surprising way.

When Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked the star Quarterback about Devin Funchess’ “route running”, Cam paused and said, “it’s funny to hear a female talk about routes. It’s funny.”

He did proceed to answer the question, but that initial reaction is what rang loudest in most people’s ears.

Carolina Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond released a statement saying that Newton expressed regret to Rodrigue after the press conference, however, Rodrigue also released a statement saying that Newton did not apologize in their post-conference conversation.

In her statement, she said she “was dismayed by his response, which not only belittled me but countless other women before me and beside me who work in similar jobs. I sought Mr. Newton out as he left the locker room a few minutes later. He did not apologize for his comments.”

She also tweeted out a response to Cam’s reaction after the press conference, which has already been retweeted over 12,000 times, and has over 2,800 replies;

Scott Leanord had one of the most ‘liked’ responses that defended Rodrigue;

…and most other commenters came to her defense;

however, there were also many people who didn’t think the comment was a big deal;

What do you think about Cam’s statement?