Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has found himself in hot water after delivering a sexist remark in response to a female beat writer's question. On Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer asked Newton about his teammate, wide receiver Devin Funchess, embracing "the physicality of his routes" and wondered if seeing him play that way gave him "a little bit of enjoyment?"
Look, I'm not an NFL quarterback and even I know his response should've been a simple "yes" followed by a couple lines praising Funchess' recent play. Instead, Newton responded, "It's funny to hear a female talk about routes." Cam's response was met by silence from every single reporter, which led Newton to double down on his ignorant statement, adding, "It's funny."
Here's the thing, Cam: literally no one else found it funny. Women covering sports dragged him for his stupidity.
Even Jourdan got in on the act.
ESPN is reporting that, while the Panthers' director of communications is saying that Newton "expressed regret" for his statement, other sources are saying that Newton "did not apologize."
The Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) issued a statement on the incident.