Greater than a day after his sexist remark despatched off a firestorm of criticism and resulted within the lack of at the least one sponsor, Cam Newton has lastly issued an apology.
The Panthers quarterback posted a two-minute video to his social media accounts Thursday apologizing for his remark and asking those that have been harm to “discover the kindness in your coronary heart” to forgive him.
“I perceive my phrase selection was extraordinarily degrading and disrespectful to ladies. And to be trustworthy, that was not my intention,” Newton stated within the video. “And in case you are an individual who took offense to what I stated, I sincerely apologize to you.
“I am a person who tries to be a constructive position mannequin in my group and tries to make use of my platform to encourage others. And I take possession to every part that comes with that. What I did was extraordinarily unacceptable.”
Cam Newton cannot chuckle this off, must apologize publicly
After the Panthers’ follow Wednesday, Newton laughed off a feminine reporter’s query about his receivers route-operating.
“It’s humorous to listen to a feminine,” stated Newton, smirking, “speak about routes.”
Newton doesn’t point out the precise reporter, Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer, by identify in his apology.
Dannon dropped Newton as a sponsor Thursday because of the quarterback’s feedback.
Dannon drops Cam Newton as sponsor after sexist feedback
Newton addressed his misplaced sponsorship in his apology video.
“The truth that throughout this entire course of I’ve already misplaced sponsors and numerous followers, I noticed that the joke is absolutely on me,” Newton stated.
The Professional Bowl quarterback stated he’ll use this as a studying expertise and hopes others will do the identical.
“I’ve discovered a beneficial lesson from this,” Newton stated. “To the younger individuals who see this, I hope you discovered one thing from this as properly. Do not be like me, be higher than me.”
Cam Newton makes sexist comment at feminine reporter’s query
Rodrigue was concerned in her personal controversy because of the altercation. Thursday afternoon Black Sports activities On-line dug up a number of tweets by Rodrigue by which the reporter talked about laughing at racist jokes and utilizing the n-phrase.
She issued an apology shortly after the tweets have been delivered to…