Cam Newton caved to pressure and tweeted a video of himself apologizing for his controversial comments to a female reporter on Wednesday.
Newton, who had said it was “funny to hear a female talk about routes” after Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer asked a question about a wide receiver, called his comments “extremely degrading and disrespectful to women.”
“If you’re a person who took offense to what I said, I sincerely apologize to you,” Newton said in the video.
Newton said he tries to use his platform to inspire people and improve his community and called his comments “unacceptable.”
— Cameron Newton (@CameronNewton) October 6, 2017
Here’s the video that sparked so much outrage
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