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.'We have shared our concerns with Cam and will no longer work with him,' read the official statement from Neuwirth.'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,' the spokesman's statement read.'It is entirely inconsistent with our commitment to fostering equality and inclusion in every workplace.
It's simply not ok to belittle anyone based on gender.'Newton's marketing agent, Carlos Fleming of WME/IMG told ESPN that Dannon has not completely cut ties with Newton, 'nor do they have the grounds to'.
According to ESPN, Neuwirth confirmed that Dannon would continue to keep the 2015 NFL MVP under contract without using him, and the company has started pulling existing advertising that includes Newton's likeness.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera also responded Thursday, saying he wants to focus on the team's Week 5 matchup with Detroit. 'I understand he had a conversation where he pretty much said he shouldn't have said what he said.
As far as I'm concerned, what I'd like to do is talk about getting ready for the Detroit Lions.' Whether or not Newton actually expressed regret is a disputed matter.
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