Cam Newton Apologizes For 'Degrading' Insult To Female Reporter

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who had already lost a sponsor for a degrading comment he made to a female reporter, apologized for the incident late on Thursday.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who had already lost a sponsor for a degrading comment he made to a female reporter, apologized for the incident late on Thursday.

Newton was dropped by sponsor Dannon for the incident when he was asked a question by reporter Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer and smirked before saying: “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.”

He later used Twitter to post a video apology.

“After careful thought, I understand that my word choice was extremely degrading and disrespectful to women,” Newton said in the clip (below). “If you are a person who took offense to what I said, I sincerely apologize to you.

“I’m a father to two beautiful daughters, and at their age I try to instill in them that they can do and be anything that they want to be.

“During this whole process I’ve already lost sponsors and countless fans, I realize that the joke was really on me. And I’ve learned a valuable lesson from this.”

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.