Video of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton making a sexist comment to a female reporter yesterday has gone viral. Newton was caught smirking at her question and telling her he found it “funny” to hear a woman ask a question about football. The incident started during Newton’s normal media appearance. Jourdan Rodrigue, a female reporter for the Charlotte Observer, asked Newton a completely legitimate question about Panthers receiver Devin Funchess.
Newton was smirking while Rodrigue asked the question, and said, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes. It’s funny,” Rodrigue later took to Twitter to address the matter. “I don’t think it’s ‘funny’ to be a female and talk about routes. I think it’s my job,” Rodrigue wrote.
I don't think it's "funny" to be a female and talk about routes. I think it's my job.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) October 4, 2017