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CHARLOTTE, NC – For the second time in his NFL career, 2015 league MVP Cam Newton is being reviewed on social media for making a sexist comment regarding women.
The 32-year-old free-agent quarterback, on the “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” podcast released Monday, complained about women “can’t cook” and “do not know when to be quiet. ”
“Now is a woman, for me, who handles your own but knows how to meet a man’s needs. Not?” said Newton on the podcast. “And I think many times when you get the aesthetic that ‘I’ ‘am a boss b —-, I’m that, I’m that.’
“No, honey! But you can not cook. You do not know when to be quiet. You do not know how to allow a man to lead.”
In 2017, when it started quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, Newton responded about how “funny” it was to hear a female reporter ask a question about a receiver running routes.
“It’s funny to hear a woman talk about routes,” he said in response to a question from then-Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue. “It is fun.”
In a statement at the time, the league said, “The comments are just plain wrong and disrespectful to the exceptional female reporters and journalists. They do not reflect the thinking of the league.”
Newton later apologized in a two-minute video without addressing Rodrigue by name.
“After careful consideration, I understand that my word choice was very degrading and disrespectful to women, ” he said at the time.” To be honest, those were not my intentions. And if you’re someone who took offensive to what I said, I sincerely apologize to you. ”
The league did not immediately respond when asked for comment on Newton’s latest quotes.
Newton spent his first nine NFL seasons with the Panthers after being selected with the top pick in the 2011 draft. He spent the 2020 season with the New England Patriots, but was cut at the end of the 2021 training camp.
He signed a one-year deal late last season with the Panthers and went 0-5 as a starter. He has not been signed by another team in free agency, but Carolina general manager Scott Fitterer and coach Matt Rhule recently left the door open for his return. A spokesman for the team declined to comment Tuesday.
“I love Cam Newton,” Rhule said at the NFL owners’ meeting in South Florida last month. “He’s a great leader. He’s a great football player. All we do is be right for the organization, right for him.”