Cam to cam talk to women
There's a reason I spend an extra hour at night learning things and reading things that maybe don't even apply to the show the next day.There's a very small margin of error for women when it comes to this kind of stuff.Panthers coach Ron Rivera addressed the situation briefly during his press conference Thursday, saying, "I think Cam made a mistake.I understand he had a conversation where he pretty much said he shouldn't have said what he said."Rodrigue issued a statement Wednesday evening saying she and Newton did speak after the news conference, but said the quarterback didn't apologize for his remarks.Cam Newton apologized in a Twitter video post Thursday night for sexist comments made to a female reporter."After careful thought, I understand that my word choice was extremely degrading and disrespectful to women," the Carolina Panthers quarterback said at the start of the nearly two-minute video. And if you are a person who took offense to what I said, I sincerely apologize to you."On Wednesday when Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked the 2015 NFL MVP about wide receiver Devin Funchess' route running, Newton laughed and said, "It's funny to hear a female talk about routes.It's funny."The NFL released a statement Wednesday saying that Newton's response to the question was "just plain wrong and disrespectful to the exceptional female reporters and all journalists who cover our league."But it doesn't appear there will be any punishment handed out to Newton."I think there are conversations going on at the club level with the appropriate people, with the Panthers," NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said in a conference call Thursday.And I think that's the most unfortunate part, is that the margin of error is so small when we make a mistake. This is a woman, and I don't know her, who has learned everything that most of her male counterparts, who didn't play football, have learned. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton received a heavy dose of criticism on Wednesday for laughing at the nature of a female reporter's question.
The comment drew the criticism of many around the NFL world.
Now, you never played football, but it's seemingly OK for you to make a mistake. So to ask a question like that, and then to receive an answer, is disabling.