Washington Post

Backlash against Newton intensifies

Chuck Burton

Lesley Visser has heard boorish views and sexist statements similar to those uttered this week by Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton countless times over the years. She was, after all, the first female reporter to cover an NFL team, and neither football nor society knew quite what to make of that back in 1976.

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...

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