MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Former NFL MVP Cam Newton is being criticized for comments he made to a woman reporter during the quarterback’s weekly press conference.
Reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton: “Devin Funchess has really seemed to embrace the physicality of his routes and getting those extra yards, does that give you a little bit of enjoyment to see him kind of truck-sticking people out there?”
Newton’s response: “It’s funny to hear a female talking about routes, it’s funny.”
After the incident, she tweeted a response.
Rodrigue says that she tried to clear things up with Newton later, but that things only got worse from there.
The NFL denounced Newton’s actions Wednesday night in a statement to Pro Football Talk: “The comments are just plain wrong and disrespectful to the exceptional female reporters and all journalists who cover our league. They do not reflect the thinking of the league.”