RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Former NFL quarterback Cam Newton is receiving sharp backlash following comments he made about women while on a Barstool Sports podcast.
The 32-year-old former Carolina Panthers quarterback was on the Barstool Sports Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast where he discussed what he believes are the role of a woman.
“My parents have been together for 36, 37 years now and it’s a beautiful thing I grew up in a three-parent household: my mom, my father and my grandmother, and I knew what a woman was, not a bad (expletive), a woman.”
Newton went on the say a “bad (expletive)” is someone who looks the part but doesn’t act and “doesn’t know when to be quiet.”
“Now, a woman for me is, handling your own but knowing how to cater to a man’s needs. Right? And I think a lot of times when you get that aesthetic of – ‘I’m a boss (expletive), Imma this, Imma that.’ No, baby. But you can’t cook. You don’t know when to be quiet. You don’t know how to allow a man to lead,” Newton said.
The backlash to Newton’s comments on social media has been swift and harsh.
Newton was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2011 NFL draft by the Panthers.
After being cut by the Panthers, Newton had a lackluster showing with the New England Patriots before returning to Charlotte last season.