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Dannon Drops Cam Newton As Spokesperson Following Sexist Interview Response

When you’re a star athlete in any professional sport, you really have to be careful with what you say. It could get you into some trouble otherwise. As Dannon drops Cam Newton over some controversial comments he gave at a press conference, that lesson rings loud and clear.

Newton’s much criticized remarks to a female reporter, regarded by many as sexist, have cost him a sponsorship with food giant Dannon. Newton has worked with Dannon on several ads relating to their yogurt brand, Oikos, but that alliance is now at an end because of what he said.

Newton has been receiving backlash over the past day for comments made to journalist Jourdan Rodrigue after she asked him a question about passing routes.

“It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes, like… it’s funny.”

Dannon’s statement in response to what Newton said claims that they were “shocked and disheartened” at his behavior, which they viewed as “sexist and disparaging to all women.” As a result, Dannon has dropped him from their advertising. Newton will no longer appear on Oikos ads, but he will still be paid for the duration of his deal, USA Today reports.

UPDATE: After this story went to press, Cam Newton has since apologized for his remarks.

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NFL Star Cam Newton Unveils His Plans For Food Truck Fame

Even though he lost in the Super Bowl last February, Carolina Panther’s quarterback Cam Newton is ready to keep on truckin’ and will be trying out something new this season.

No, it’s not a new version of, “The Dab”, it’s a food truck, called “Smokn’ Aces” that will debut at Bank of America Stadium, during Carolina’s season opener against the San Francisco 49ers Sept. 18.

@cameron1newton x @smoknaces #timelapse

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While Cam actually won’t be the man operating the grill, the NFL’s 2016 Most Valuable Offensive Player’s plans were recently unveiled by California-based artist, MadSteez, aka Mark Paul Derens, who had the privilege of creating the mural work on the Smokn Aces truck.

Funn projekt with this d👀d @cameron1newton : @smoknaces

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According to SB Nation, the term “Smokn’ Aces” is a play off Newton’s nickname, “AceBoogie.” Although the food truck hasn’t even served up it’s first dish to paying customers, there’s already speculation about what the menu will offer.

“The menu, naturally, will include fish since Newton is a pescatarian. It also will have chicken,” according to ESPN.

Newton also said the truck will be there on “Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with all of the proceeds from the first week going toward a program for at-risk individuals in Charlotte.”

We can’t wait to see what’s on the Smokn’ Aces menu.