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Cam Newton under fire after sexist comments

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Jan 2, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) on the sidelines in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints at the Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Cam Newton drew scorn on social media Tuesday after making sexist remarks on a podcast.

The free agent quarterback complained about women who “can’t cook” and “don’t know when to be quiet.”

Newton, 32, made the comments on the “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” podcast published on Sunday.

“Now a woman, for me, is handling your own but knowing how to cater to a man’s needs. Right?” he said on the podcast. “And I think a lot of times when you get that aesthetic of like, ‘I’m a boss b—, I’m this, I’m that.’

“No, baby! But you can’t cook. You don’t know when to be quiet. You don’t know how to allow a man to lead.”

This isn’t the first time Newton has been scrutinized for making disparaging remarks about women.

When he was with the Carolina Panthers in 2017, Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked him a question about a wide receiver running routes.

“It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes. It’s funny,” Newton answered. He later issued an apology.

Newton went 0-5 as the starter in his second stint with the Panthers in 2021. The 2015 NFL MVP has passed for 32,382 yards and 194 touchdowns in 148 games (144 starts) with Carolina (2011-19, 2021) and the New England Patriots (2020).

–Field Level Media