Panthers' Cam Newton: ‘It's funny' hearing female reporter ‘talk about routes'

Posted at 10:16 AM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 10:16:27-04

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is drawing criticism for comments he made to a female reporter.

During a Wednesday press conference, Newton said it was “funny” to hear reporter Jourdan Rodrigue for the Charlotte Observer ask him a question about passing routes.

“It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes. Like, it’s funny,” Newton said.

GQ Magazine’s Jay Willis tweeted a transcript of the exchange:

Rodrigue responded to Newton’s comments on Twitter:

The NFL’s Ian Rapoport tweeted a statement from Panther’s spokesman Steven Juston:

Rodrigue said Newton did not apologize for his comments.