Cam Newton issued his apology last night for remarks made to Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue at a Wednesday press conference.
“After careful thought, I understand that my word choice was extremely degrading and disrespectful to women,” he said. “And to be honest that was not my intentions. If you are a person who took offense to what I said, I sincerely apologize. I’m a man who tries to be a positive role model in my community and tries to use my platform to inspire others. I take ownership to everything that comes with that and what I did was extremely unacceptable.”
Newton continued, saying that he’s a father to two daughters, and tries to inspire them to be whomever they want to be.
— Cameron Newton (@CameronNewton) October 6, 2017
I think Cam did the right thing by apologizing, but I think it should have came a little sooner. However, nn the one hand, yes, Cam should not have disrespected the female reporter, but on the other, my boy Michael Rapaport makes a very good point.
Bill Belichik is rude to every reporter every game male/female & motherfuckers accept it cause hes “great”
They acting like Cam killed some1
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) October 6, 2017