Star Quarterback Under Fire for His Reaction to a Female Reporter

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October 04, 2017Oct 04, 2017

A star quarterback was under fire on Wednesday for his reaction to a female reporter. During a media appearance, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was asked a specific question about the routes of his fellow wide receivers.

Jourdan Rodrigue, reporter for a North Carolina news outlet called the “Charlotte Observer,” asked Newton, “I know you take a lot of pride in seeing your receivers play well. Devin Funchess [Panthers wide receiver] 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?”

Newton’s first reaction—a chuckle.

Then, the quarterback responded, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes...like it’s funny,” as he continued mildly laughing. Later on, Rodrigue replied on social media, it’s not “funny,” but it’s “my job.”

Newton’s comments quickly became very controversial and people are divided on his remarks—despite their gender or political beliefs. Half of the media was angry and offended, insinuating that the quarterback was being “sexist.”

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On the other hand, people implied that the Left is being hypocritical and the situation shouldn’t have been that big of a deal to begin with.

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Watch the CBS News video below for more information. What do you think about Cam Newton’s comments? Share your thoughts in our Facebook comments.

https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/915768672207196160

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