Report: Cam Newton loses sponsor over ‘sexist and disparaging’ comments

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has reportedly lost his sponsorship deal with yogurt brand Dannon in the wake of sexist comments made toward female football reporter Jourdan Rodrigue.


On Wednesday, Newton said it was “funny to hear a female talk about routes” when Rodrigue asked him about the recent play of receiver Devin Funchess.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Newton’s marketing agent denied the report.


Newton, who has been a spokesperson for the yogurt company’s Oikos brand since 2015, has yet to formally apologize to Rodrigue. However, the team said in a statement to The Associated Press that Newton had expressed to Rodrigue his regret about the comments following the press conference.