Cam Newton thinks it's 'funny' when a female reporter asks about routes

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton

On Wednesday, the Carolina Panthers had their weekly news conference ahead of Sunday's matchup. With the Panthers coming off a big win in New England, you would think the presser would be positive and hopeful ... until Cam Newton responded to a beat reporter's question about routes with:

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"It's funny to hear a female talk about routes," he said, chuckling.

In 2017, this shouldn't be a response, let alone a thought in someone's head.

The reporter who he was responding to, Jourdan Rodrigue, is the Panthers beat writer for the Charlotte Observer. In other words, she gets paid to "talk about routes." That is her job!