During a press conference tonight, quarterback Cam Newton was asked by a female reporter about “his receivers’ improved route-running abilities” when Cam laughed and said how it’s “funny a female would ask about routes.”
Touchy subject, Cam. Touchy subject.
As expected, most of the internet didn’t react well to it…
I don't think it's "funny" to be a female and talk about routes. I think it's my job.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) October 4, 2017
Brutal, sexist answer from Cam Newton in response to good question from female reporter. And the body language was just as bad. https://t.co/NEgvTd6sVh— RandBall (@RandBall) October 4, 2017
What frustrates me about Cam Newton's comments: He's not joking around with friends, he's being condescending to a reporter doing her job— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) October 4, 2017
Tons of respect for the way Jourdan Rodrigue has handled this. Just a really backward and disrespectful comment from Cam. https://t.co/O0zir6EM02— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) October 4, 2017
To be clear, I'm a female sports reporter and the only sports jersey I've ever owned is Cam Newton's. So this is deeply disappointing.— Lindsay Gibbs (@linzsports) October 4, 2017