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Cam Newton loses sponsor after sexist remark to female reporter

Yogurt company Dannon has severed ties with pitchman Cam Newton after his sexist remarks to a female reporter.

“We are shocked and disheartened at the behavior and comments of Cam Newton towards Jourdan Rodrigue, which we perceive as sexist and disparaging to all women,” Michael Neuwirth, a spokesman for Dannon, said in the statement. “It’s simply not OK to belittle anyone based on gender.”

Newton issued an apology Thursday evening, saying he takes full ownership for a sexist remark he made to a female reporter during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

“After careful thought, I understand my word choice was extremely degrading and disrespectful to women, and to be honest that was not my intention,” the Carolina Panthers quarterback said in a video posted to Twitter. “I’ve learned a valuable lesson from this. And to the young people who see this, I hope you learn something from this as well. Don’t be like me, be better than me.”

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