Jourdan Rodrigue, the reporter that Cam Newton insulted during a press conference on Wednesday has apologized for racist tweets she posted a few years ago.
Rodrigue, who covers the Carolina Panthers for the Charlotte Observer, had asked Newton, “I know you take a lot of pride in seeing your receivers play well. Devin Funchess has seemed to really embrace the physicality of his routes and getting those extra yards. Does that give you a little bit of enjoyment to see him truck-sticking people?”
His response? “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes like that,” he said. “It’s funny.”
His comments were so offensive that he lost his spokesman gig with Dannon yogurt.
— CHRISTINA AGUAYO (@TinaAguayoTV) October 5, 2017
Gatorade was also disappointed in his comments saying they” were objectionable and disrespectful to all women and they do not reflect the values of our brand.”
The incident drew attention to Rodrigue however and what people found on her Twitter feed was not good.
In one tweet racist jokes are referenced as though they are a good thing while someone else posts about her dad being “super racist as we pass through Navajo land.”
In yet another post she talks about Dale Earnhardt and uses the word “n***er.” She has since apologized for her tweets.
Read Twitter savage her below.
— Leandro Dixon III (@DaHonorable49er) October 5, 2017
— Steven Bradley (@BradCarver25) October 5, 2017
— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) October 5, 2017
Jourdan Rodrigue coming back to twitter for sympathy after the Cam Newton sexist remarks to find out we torching her for her racist tweets pic.twitter.com/l4vXyF45fB
— Baby 🤤 (@WitMarcelin) October 5, 2017
@theobserver & She apologizes as if it makes her and her family any less racist. She has some nerve playing victim. Ha!
— Molly (@NinjasGOTME) October 5, 2017
Mf don’t find sexist jokes funny but thinks racist jokes are funny. Then the light shines on her and now she claiming she changed.
— Evan Turner (@thekidet) October 5, 2017
If he’s going to be punished then she should too
— Miashhh (@Mi_SoPretty) October 5, 2017
Are you kidding? So it's ok for Cam to be sexist bc of that? By that logic it's ok to be racist as long as the victim isn't perfect
— Revolusha 🌹 (@revolusha) October 5, 2017