Former Patriots QB Cam Newton under fire for sexist comments

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 29: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 29: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Former New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton might be one of the most recognizable names in the game thanks to his unforgettable tenure with the Carolina Panthers, but things have not gone very well for him on and off the field over the last few seasons.

After just one subpar season in New England, Newton was replaced at quarterback by Mac Jones. While he did make a triumphant return to Carolina, the pomp and circumstance were quickly dashed after Matt Rhule threw him into a meat grinder on the field.

One would think that Newton would be on his best behavior in order to entice teams into giving him one more contract. However, after appearing on a Barstool Sports podcast, Newton made some comments about women that likely dashed whatever hopes he had of getting signed in the immediate future.

Newton took issue with women who “can’t cook” and “don’t know how to be quiet.” Newton’s follow-up was equally alarming, as he said that his ideal woman knows how to “cater to a man’s needs.” You don’t need me to tell you how reprehensible comments like that are.

Former Patriots QB Cam Newton made some concerning comments about women

This is not the first time that Newton has put his foot in his mouth regarding controversial comments about women. That press conference in which he laughed at Jourdan Rodrigue for asking gameplan-related questions will follow him for the rest of his career.

Counting his lone season in New England and his brief return to Carolina, Newton has thrown just 12 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions over the last two seasons. Throw in that poor play with how he’s handling himself off the field, and it’s a recipe for disaster for the former MVP.

Making one slip-up in the Rodrigue case is awful, but it can be forgivable if he showed some contrition and change afterward. These comments go to show that Newton has not moved off of his antiquated position, which could be extremely disappointing for anyone who was a big fan of his.

Cam and his team are probably going to come out with some PR-speak statement about how sorry he is and that he is going to make things right, but it will be hard to put this genie back in the bottle. Newton’s comments will make it very tough for any team to consider bringing him in now that a media storm will likely follow.