Cam Newton posts apology for comments toward female reporter

'Don't be like me, be better than me'

Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers warms up before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

ROANOKE, Va. – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is now apologizing for his actions.

When reporter Jordan Rodrigue asked Newton about wide receiver Devin Funchess' route running Wednesday, Newton laughed and said, "it's funny to hear a female talk about routes. It's funny."

On Thursday night, Newton posted this 1-minute-48-second video to his social media accounts.



— Cameron Newton (@CameronNewton) October 6, 2017

"If you are a person who took offense to what I said, I sincerely apologize to you," said Newton in the video.

Furthermore, Newton said that "what I did was extremely unacceptable."

"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," Newton also said.