Dannon Supposedly Drops Cam Newton After Sexist Comments in Press Conference

by Marcelle English | Jersey Girl Sports | @JerseyGirlSport In some shape, form, or fashion the NFL and its players continue to grab headlines for stuff that they do. First with racism and patriotism, not with sexist comments in a public forum. Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton opened his mouth and inserted foot when responding to a female journalist during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Charlotte Observer reporter, Jourdan Rodrigue asked a legitimate question for a football press conference regarding Newton and the progress that he has seen in the routes ran by his wide-receiver. Newton then commented that it was "funny" to hear women talk about routes. Newton probably never realized that his comments were going to get such backlash, but now his words are hitting him in the pocket. Dannon made the following statement... Dannon made the following statement...
“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,” Dannon said in a statement. “It is entirely inconsistent with our commitment to fostering equality and inclusion in every workplace. It's simply not ok to belittle anyone based on gender. We have shared our concerns with Cam and will no longer work with him.”
However, NFL Network's Ian Rapport spoke with Newton's marketing agent, Carlos Fleming, who has a different story saying that “Dannon has not terminated the agreement, nor do they have grounds to”. WHAT?!?!?! So Dannon says he's done, but the agent says 'he's still in'. It's going to be interesting to see how this story continues to unfold.  

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