Dannon cuts ties with Cam Newton following 'sexist' comments

Glen Davis: Cam Newton Comments to Female Reporter Caused by 'Woman Problems'

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said he hadn't seen Newton's press conference when asked about it Thursday afternoon.

Newton, for those that don't know, said it was "funny" for a "female" to ask him about routes (Jourdan Rodrigue, the reporter in question, was inquiring about Devin Funchess being more physical with his routes) and made condescending remarks. 28-year-old football player Cameron Newton received a lot of backlash following his offensive comment against a woman reporter, and now he chose to issue an official apology.

One of those sponsors, yoghurt maker Dannon, said it was "shocked and disheartened" at Newton's behaviour and comments as it announced it had cut ties with him.

"After careful thought, I understand my word choice was extremely degrading and disrespectful to women", Newton said. "To be honest, that was not my intentions". "I think it was well said and well put".

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Friday that Newton's apology was "something that was needed to be said".

"Pay attention because I'm only going to say this once!"

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.

After explaining a few more routes, she drops the proverbial mic, deadpanning, "You know, I think real boys fall on the football", a reference to Newton losing a pivotal game with a costly turnover.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, Rodrigue also tweeted an apology for what she called "offensive tweets" posted on her account four to five years ago.

Joining the choir of backlash was revered award-winning sports columnist Christine Brennan of USA TODAY, who was the first female sports reporter to cover the NFL. There is no excuse for these tweets and the sentiment behind them.

Rodrigue's tweets surfaced online Wednesday night. And the Panthers themselves made sure to post it on social media in a not-so-subtle manner.

For chapter president Cassi White, she feels disappointed, but there is one positive thing to take away from this situation.

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