24Hrs After Panthers’ QB Refused To Talk To White Reporter He Makes Career-Ending Announcement

The Carolina Panthers have been one of the only teams in the NFL this season to not sit or kneel for the anthem. However, that doesn’t mean that they’re devoid of controversy that exists within the league which nobody seems to think is as worthy of attention as what others are kneeling for. That’s all changed now as the cocky quarterback of this team just found out after the vile thing he did to a female reporter which was acceptable before Donald Trump became president.

Among the changes that the new Commander-in-Chief has initiated over the last nine months, is the messages that players within professional sports send. These role models are in positions of influence which have been abused to spread their hateful and/or anti-American rhetoric and bad examples to the younger generation. With great privilege, which getting paid millions to play a game is, comes great responsibility. It’s that latter half of the equation that’s been missing until now that it’s no longer acceptable.

While arrogant and ignorant athletes take a knee on the sidelines to supposedly bring attention to the need for “equality” in this country, they disregard showing the respect they demand, to other people. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton may have never kneeled, but he may have well with the disgusting disrespect he showed a female reporter. However, in Trump’s America, it only took a few hours for him to get exactly what he deserved which isn’t what any of these players expect.

MarketWatch reports:

“Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on Wednesday laughed at Charlotte Observer beat reporter Jourdan Rodrigue who asked about one of his teammates, saying it was ‘funny to hear a female’ ask this particular question. It was about wide receiver Devin Funchess embracing the physicality of routes and how Newton felt about it, ESPN and other news outlets reported.”

Before attention was put on actual disparaging and divisive actions within the NFL, this unacceptable behavior carried on without consequence. However, sponsors are starting to see that this isn’t good for business after the American people have spoken with boycotts to show that they’re sick of it. If positive change in this country is what these players wanted with their protests, they are getting it — just not in the way they had hoped.

Newton was given the chance to make it right with the NFL reporter and didn’t. It wasn’t until he was forced by outside heat that he even addressed the controversy and left a lot to be desired. The fact that he even mentioned is publicly, was a shocking announcement, but the way he did it backfired immedaitely.

“Panthers director of communications Steven Drummond said in a statement that he spoke with Newton and Rodrigue ‘and I know they had a conversation where he expressed regret for using those words,’” ESPN reported, according to MarketWatch.

Despite the communication director’s coverup of the situation to save face for his star player, Newton’s contrived “apology” wasn’t (and shouldn’t) cut it this time. There was no remorse behind it other than being called out on it, which fans and sponsors immediately sensed.

“Newton’s sponsors — Dannon’s Oikos yogurt, which on Thursday cut ties with the athlete,” MarketWatch reported. “In a statement, Michael Neuwirth, senior director of external communications for Dannon, said: ’We are shocked and disheartened at the behavior and comments of Cam Newton towards Jourdan Rodrigue, which we perceive as sexist and disparaging to all women. It is entirely inconsistent with our commitment to fostering equality and inclusion in every workplace…We have shared our concerns with Cam and will no longer work with him.’’’

 

 

NFL players can’t have it both ways and are getting exactly what they asked for in these protests. If you want respect and equality, you have to show both those things — not just demand it from everyone else while absolving yourself of the expectation. If fair treatment was what these protests were really about, they would practice what they preach, but that’s not the real point the players are trying to make.

Now that we have a capable president in office, who isn’t afraid to speak out against the disrespect and double standard, the country isn’t accepting these attitudes in professional sports anymore. Sponsors are responding in the most appropriate way as well, turning the message back on those who say they are kneeling for one thing, but act the opposite when it counts.

It’s strange that in the immediate aftermath of this truly misogynistic remark that not a single feminist, liberal, or anti-Trump “P*ssy hat” wearing activist came out to condemn Cam Newton. In fact, these activists have been silent on all of the woman-abusing actions and remarks these players have expressed for years. But if a conservative male sneezes in the wrong direction somewhere, they are quick to rally against him for somehow being racist and sexist.

16 thoughts to “24Hrs After Panthers’ QB Refused To Talk To White Reporter He Makes Career-Ending Announcement”

    1. It was not AWFUL or DISTRESPECTFUL – he chuckled and said it was ‘funny to hear a woman talk about routes’ It’s so stupid how this has all been blown out of proportion. He did not say she didn’t have the right to talk about it, or report about it. OMG – we are all doomed. Political correctness is a disease. (BTW – I am an EAGLES fan, not a Panthers fan!)

  1. i is sadly the truth of o ur times that the few Liberal scum across our country and those left in our Government are fighting to hard to hang onto what little corruption that is left in Washington.They refuse to allow thruth and justice to emerge finally in our Government and insist on getting rich from the people and by the people by stealing out tax dollars!!!6Billion go’s mssing while KILLary was in charge of it which is the same amount her Foundation sent to Qatar,which is a country with no Extradition Treaty with the our country!!! Yet nobody has mentioned it for quite some time now in the media or our Government???Plus Obama has had all his Offshore bank accounts found out and nobody once again is saying anything or investigating it?The billions that both those families have stolen on top of Soros and others like the Rothchilds probably pocketed and the amount boggle the mind!!!Where is all this JUSTICE that Now President Trump has PROMISED us ALL????

  2. Neither can reporters (have it both ways); Convenient you didn’t mention HER racial tweets or making fun of him and calling him Mr. Peanut…
    ALL the facts, please.
    #notoffended
    #keeppounding
    #istandwithcam

  3. Hey. If she cant handle his response? Dont ask the question. There was nothing sexist about his response. He was honest with her. Im sorry. It sounds funny coming out of a womans mouth. IT DOES. It is still new that we see or hear so much commentary coming from women. Color commentary? Really? Grow up people. Cam? Keep up the good work. What would they do if you ignored her question?

    1. I think you’re missing the point. It’s ABOUT TIME these SCUMBAG SOCIALIST PARASITES stared PAYING for their UNWANTED, UNSOLICITED, ANTI AMERICANISM BULLSHIT. This may not be so egregious an offense but it SENDS THE MESSAGE to the rest of them that this is what THEY can expect going forward.

    2. LIBERAL eh..? ~.BUT it sounds like ole Cam might just be “LOOKING FOR WORK”.?…instead of …..” keeping it up”..!?…lol….The entire NFL might be “looking for work” before long…!?..lol

      1. Marshall, you are right. Hopefully the NFL will be going the way of Hillary Clinton soon. Straight into the toilet. I gave up supporting them when they took the despicable Michael Vick back after what he did to those poor dogs. No more NFL in my house EVER.

    3. What was what Cam Newton said wrong? Oviously he was thinking the same that I was……the question was written for her but not in her words. If he was being hateful he sure did not look it. His smile was real and so was his uncomfortable body language. I think the media and women in general should stop crying sexism. Our country is going to hell because everyone is more about racism and sexism rather than just be rational and not trying to fix what is broke. And that is HOW WE ALL THINK HATEFUL FIRST AND LOVE OTHERS LAST.

  4. I am a white female. I found nothing offensive about his comment. People are so sensitive these days.
    He just stated that he found it funny that a question like that came from a woman. Cam I don’t know what you have to apologize for. It takes a big man to apologize when they have done nothing wrong. You apologizing only shows what kind of man you are.

    1. I didnt think Cam said anything wrong…A women reporter starts asking him about routes and he got surprise by it! I would of been too.

    1. See Lee you are what I was talking about…..ready to hate someone because their opinion is different from yours. Like you called Sherri and idiot you must know that Lee can not fix his stupid.

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