While Cam Newton hasn’t yet apologized for comments he made to reporter Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer, the female journalist is saying sorry.
Following Rodrigue’s exchange with Newton, offensive tweets from the reporter’s past were dug up on Twitter. Three tweets were discovered by Black Sports Online which talked about her laughing at racist jokes and using the word n—-.
She issued an apology Thursday afternoon after word of the tweets started to spread.
“I apologize for the offensive tweets from my Twitter account from 4/5 years ago,” Rodrigue tweeted. “There is no excuse for these tweets and the sentiment behind them. I am deeply sorry and apologize.”
Rodrigue’s name became widely known Wednesday after the Panthers quarterback made a sexist remark when asked about wide receiver Devin Funchess.
“It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes,” Newton said in the exchange with a smirk.
Rodrigue would later respond on Twitter saying Newton’s comments and attitude were out of line.
“I don’t think it’s ‘funny’ to be a female and talk about routes. I think it’s my job,” she wrote on Twitter.
She later said she tried to speak with Newton after and their conversation was “worse.”
Since he made the comments, Newton has been dropped as a sponsor by Dannon yogurt.
Newton has other sponsors like Gatorade, Beats Electronics, Belk, Electronic Arts and Under Armour, according to Forbes. Dannon is the first to split with Newton.