Panthers coach Rivera: I think Newton made a mistake
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera believes quarterback Cam Newton made a mistake with his comments towards a female reporter.
Despite his attemptÂ to keep his media address focusedÂ on the team's upcoming game against the Detroit Lions, the Panthers coach vaguely addressed the unavoidable questionÂ regarding Newton's behaviour on Wednesday.
"I think Cam made a mistake," Rivera told a news conference on ThursdayÂ as heÂ shifted his attentionÂ back to football.
When askedÂ if he hadÂ spoken to Newton about his comments, Rivera replied: "I've pretty much made my comments about that."
Newton came under fire Wednesday for laughing at a question andÂ sayingÂ "it's funny to hear a female talk about [pass] routes" after being asked about Devin Funchess'Â running routes.Â