Cam Newton Had a Good Laugh After a Female Reporter Asked Him About Routes

Just when people were getting excited about Cam Newton potentially returning to form, the guy torpedoes his stock with females (and probably some β€” but definitely not all β€” males) everywhere by dissing The Charlotte Observer’s Jourdan Rodrigue.

Rodrigue questioned Newton about Devin Funchess and passing routes during today’s presser, and things randomly got sexist real fast. The silence in the room only magnifies the awkwardness here:

Wondering if anyone can explain to me what is so funny about a β€œ#female talking about routesβ€πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” #Panthers #CamNewton #Equality ?! #NFL

— Bridget Condon (@BridgetABC11) October 4, 2017

Rodrigue spoke with Newton after the diss, and it appears Newton might’ve doubled down instead of, you know, apologizing:

I spoke with him after and it was worse. I chose not to share, because I have an actual job to do today and one he will not keep me from.

— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) October 4, 2017

The transcript of the exchange:

So Cam Newton said… this today

— Jay Willis (@jaywillis) October 4, 2017