Cam Newton On Female Reporters: “I Guess The Joke’s On Me”

cam-newtons-video-apology-for-seWhat’s wrong with Cam’s comment about females? Everything.

This is what Cam said after a female reporter asked him a question about his receivers running their routes:

“It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.” Wait, what?  Really? I mean, seriously?  Cam?  Do you realize what you’ve done?  

Cam belittled a female reporter commenting on and complementing Carolina Panther receivers running good routes.  Please note: it was a COMPLEMENT!  It wasn’t a criticism or a critique. So it shouldn’t matter who it comes from. Cam, Cam.

Sometimes we all say dumb things. Sometimes the male chauvinist in men still comes out. Unfortunately for Cam, his comments were stated on camera but were off-color and now his overreach is under scrutiny.

Cam Newton has, after a little over a day that has almost felt like weeks, issued his apology for remarks made to Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue at a Wednesday press conference.

“After careful thought, I understand that my word choice was extremely degrading and disrespectful to women,” he said. “And to be honest that was not my intentions. If you are a person who took offense to what I said, I sincerely apologize. I’m a man who tries to be a positive role model in my community and tries to use my platform to inspire others. I take ownership to everything that comes with that and what I did was extremely unacceptable.”

Newton continued, saying that he’s a father to two daughters, and tries to inspire them to be whomever they want to be.

So what’s the lesson Cam needs to learn? Don’t down women.  Don’t do it.  Putting down someone or anyone and especially an entire segment of the population is not a good idea. It’s not funny and it’s no joke. 

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