(SL) – Well…this certainly took a turn. I personally don’t think Cam Newton meant any harm when he commented that it’s funny to hear women talk about routes etc. in football.
“I know you take a lot of pride in seeing your receivers play well. Devin Funchess has seemed to really embrace the physicality of his routes and getting those extra yards. Does that give you a little bit of enjoyment to see him truck-sticking people?”
In an odd way, it was borderline complimentary with the acknowledgment that females are front and center with the guys asking good questions. Most men are taken off-guard when women step into a guy’s arena and know their stuff.
I’m sure most people find it quite interesting that the NFL now has a female coach. Shout out to Jen Welter of the Arizona Cardinals. But as the world turns, most took offense and it resulted with Dannon hijacking their endorsement with Cam.
What we didn’t expect was for racists tweets to hit the surface sent by the reporter who asked Cam the question, Jourdan Rodrigue.
After the offensive tweets were circulated, Rodrigue posted one apologizing for them. The Charlotte Observer also posted the statement.
Jourdan issued a statement saying , “I apologize for the offensive tweets from my twitter account 4/5 years ago. There is no excuse for these tweets or the sentiment behind them. I am deeply sorry and apologize. “