Newton: My comments were unacceptable

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Regardless of whether anyone believes the apology was or wasn't sufficient, the apology may have had a separate objective - to give Newton a way to avoid being questioned about the issue by reporters after his next game. Newton responded by saying "it's amusing to hear a female talk about (wide receiver) routes".

People from around the National Football League were quick to call Newton out on his comment, and he has since apologized for his response. Yogurt-maker Dannon says it's cutting ties with Newton, who had been a spokesman for the company.

Asked by TMZ what Newton could do to make amends, Baby said: "I think his clothing should express how he feels". And to be honest that was not my intentions. "If you are a person who took offense to what I said, I sincerely apologize to you", he said in the Twitter vid. He said he takes ownership to everything that comes with that.

"I'm a father to two handsome daughters and, at their age, I try to instil in them that they can do and be anything they want to be", Newton continued. "I think he should wear some women's clothing".

"The fact that during this whole process I've already lost sponsors and countless fans, I realize the joke is on me and I've learned a valuable lesson from this". To the young people who see this, I hope you learn something from this as well.

"There is no excuse for these tweets and the sentiment behind them", she said.

In Rodrigue's old tweets, which she made while in college, she made light of racist remarks made by others and retweeted a racial slur.

And in August 2013, she tweeted: "He's the best. I am deeply sorry and apologize".

Newton also apologized Thursday, a day after he sparked the controversy with his answer to Rodrigue's question about a receiver during a Wednesday news conference in which she mentioned routes.

Rodrigue's tweets surfaced online Wednesday night.

Rodrigue was back in the locker room Thursday, flanked by Mike Persinger, the executive sports editor of The Charlotte Observer.

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