Newton, 28, donned a raven fedora with a statement-worthy Rosie the Riveter pin as he arrived at Fort Field on Sunday for the Panther’s game against the Detroit Lions.
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‘It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes like … it’s funny,’ he said on Wednesday.
He was quickly criticized him for his comments and the star player even lost his Dannon sponsorship.
He eventually went on to apologize for his remarks.
‘To be honest, that was not my intentions, and if you are a person who took offense to what I said, I sincerely apologize to you. I’m a man who tries to be a positive role model in my community and tries to use my platform to inspire others.’
‘I realize that the joke is really on me… I’ve learned a valuable lesson from this, and to the young people who see this, I hope that you learn something from this as well. Don’t be like me, be better than me.’
Michael Neuwirth, senior director of external communications for Dannon, which makes the Oikos line of Greek yogurt that Newton was paid to endorse before Thursday, confirmed in a Thursday statement the company would no longer be endorsing him.