In many ways, Newton’s remarks felt like they came from a different time and place. That’s really a huge leap from where I started, where there wasn’t even a ladies’ room.” Cindy Boren contributed to this report.
“I am hoping that this is attributed to Cam Newton’s youth and that in years to come he will see how ill-founded his comment was,” Visser said.
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 kind of truck sticking people out there?
But what she saw unfold in the aftermath of Newton belittling a female reporter earlier this week did offer her a pleasant reminder of how things have changed.
“Personally, I am staggeringly gratified that the reaction was to diminish his thought, not celebrate it,” said Visser, the longtime CBS correspondent and the first woman honored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“In the 1970s, when we faced this, we never had people who had our backs,” she said.“We faced it alone.” In an odd twist, the Charlotte reporter was forced to issue an apology of her own after Internet sleuths unearthed old social media posts in which Rodrigue appeared to make light of racist humor and casually used the n-word.In her apology, she said the offensive tweets were four or five years old. Be better than me.’: Cam Newton apologizes for sexist remark] “There is no excuse for these tweets and the sentiment behind them,” she said in a Twitter post Thursday afternoon.As a reporter with the Boston Globe, Visser was first assigned to cover the New England Patriots more than four decades ago, before female reporters were even allowed in locker rooms.She was at the forefront of a generation of women who challenged team and league rules, fought for access and fair treatment. The bigger picture is society has really come around to understanding that Cam Newton was in the wrong.
“It took me instantly back to 40 years ago,” she said.