So Cam Newton manned up and apologized for his sexist and outright stupid comments. He did the right thing because what he said was dumb but it seems he isn’t the only one apologizing. The reporter at the center of this whole thing, Jourdan Rodrigue, had her own skeletons hidden in the closet (aka Twitter). Someone unearthed some old racist tweets she had sent out:
Rodrigue, the Carolina Panthers beat writer for the newspaper, was thrust in the national spotlight Wednesday after quarterback Cam Newton laughed at her and said it was “funny to hear a female talk about routes.” Rodrigue was supported and Newton was widely criticized for the sexist remark — by the Panthers, the NFL, and the media.
On Thursday, yogurt maker Dannon cut ties with Newton. Now what will be the response or backlash over her comments? Guess we will have to wait and see..