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Report: Panthers reporter involved in Cam Newton drama has received death threats

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Jourdan Rodrigue, the reporter who was the subject of what many believed to be sexist comments from Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, is apparently leaving the Panthers’ beat after allegedly receiving death threats.

This represents the ugly underbelly of what has been a machismo culture around the NFL for far too long. Sure there’s probably just a few bad apples sending her said threats, but it’s the latest example of women in the usually male-dominated profession being treated in a disgusting way.

The alleged threats themselves are also sickening in that they tell us a story of some rabid fans taking their fandom way too far. Threatening someone’s livelihood after said person was subjected to Cam’s comments is abhorrent.

For her part, Rodriguez also just recently apoloziged for Tweets that some could view to be racist in theme.

https://twitter.com/JourdanRodrigue/status/915976275356999680

In any event, this adds yet another layer to the whole Newton-related drama a day after he was seen pandering following what many deem to be a half-hearted apology.