Cam Newton Loses Job Over Sexist Comment

The quarterback will no longer be the face of Oikos Greek Yogurt
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2017 1:00 PM CDT

In the wake of his sexist comment to a female reporter, Cam Newton has been fired ... as a yogurt spokesperson. TMZ reports Dannon will no longer be using the Carolina Panthers quarterback as the face of its Oikos Greek Yogurt brand, saying it was "shocked and disheartened" by his comment to reporter Jourdan Rodrigue, which was "disparaging to all women." "It's simply not OK to belittle anyone based on gender," the company states. Rodrigue had asked a question about the route running of one of Newton's receivers during a press conference Wednesday. The quarterback responded that "it's funny to hear a female talk about routes." Newton replaced John Stamos as Oikos spokesperson, beating out the Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson for the gig, per ESPN. Newton is also a spokesperson for Gatorade, Under Armour, Beats by Dre, and Buick. (More Cam Newton stories.)

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