“Stop acting like Cam is some evil dude,” tweeted Shaud L. The reporter, Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer, took offense, as did many female NFL fans.
Some guys will even admit to a bit of sexism in that humor, but hey, no big deal. But you should come away with this: It’s not funny.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is under fire after he told a female Observer reporter it’s funny to hear a “female talk about routes,” at a press conference Wednesday.
Jourdan Rodrigue, Panthers beat reporter for the Observer, asked Newton about his thoughts on receiver Devin Funchess’ physicality while running routes.
We talked about what an opinion writer’s day is like, including how we choose the topics of editorials and columns. Most of the students in the room were young women, and all but one knew how Newton had laughed at a serious question the Observer’s Jourdan Rodrigue asked Wednesday at a news conference.
“It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes,” Newton said.