Seahawks starting left tackle Rees Odhiambo was released from the hospital Monday, and coach Pete Carroll clarified the nature of the offensive lineman’s injury that led to him experiencing trouble breathing during and after Sunday’s game.
He does not have a bruised heart, which is out there whatever, somebody made that up,” Carroll told reporters (via the Seattle Times). That isn’t what he has. He’s got a bruised sternum.”
Rodrigue was not amused, tweeting afterward: I don’t think it’s ‘funny’ to be a female and talk about routes. I think it’s my job.
In response to another reporter’s tweet about the exchange, Rodrigue added: I spoke with him after and it was worse. I chose not to share, because I have an actual job to do today and one he will not keep me from.
Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond released a statement to NFL Media, saying he spoke with Rodrigue and Newton and the two had a conversation in which Newton expressed regret for using those words.
We strive as a department to make the environment for media comfortable for everyone covering the team, the statement concluded. Rodrigue gave a different account, saying in a statement posted by the Charlotte Observer that Newton did not apologize for his comment and she was dismayed by his response.
The Association for Women in Sports Media said it was Authentic Nat Moore Jersey very discouraged by Newton’s disrespectful remarks and actions.
The NFL also released a statement, denouncing Newton’s remarks as just plain wrong and disrespectful to the exceptional female reporters and all journalists Datone Jones Womens Jersey who cover our league. The Pro Football Writers of America said Newton, as the public face of the Panthers and one of the league’s more popular players, crossed the line.