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.
Jourdan Rodrigue no-show for game. Sources tell Carolina Blitz she won't likely return to Panthers beat & has been receiving death threats.
— Carolina Blitz (@KeepBlitzin) October 8, 2017
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.