Newton to reporter: 'It's funny to hear a female talk about routes'

Jeremy Brevard / USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton seemed both surprised and amused Wednesday by a woman reporter - Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer - asking him a football-related question during a press conference.

"It's funny to hear a female talk about routes," Newton said with a massive smile on his face. "It's funny."

Rodrigue appeared unimpressed by the comment:

Rodrigue also tweeted that she approached Newton in an attempt to clear the air afterward, but the former league MVP showed no remorse:

Here's the full exchange: