(FOX 46 WJZY) - Former NFL offensive lineman John Moffitt says he agrees with Cam Newton's recent comments on females in football.
Moffitt, who played with the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles, took to Facebook to voice his opinion on the matter, saying "Women don't know football. Most guys barely do. Stop coming into male spaces and demanding respect."
Last week following his weekly press conference, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton came under fire after he told a female reporter that, "it's funny to hear a female talk about routes. It's funny."
Newton has since released an apology, but his comments cost him an endorsement deal with Dannon yogurt. The reporter in question also faced backlash for racist tweets on her Twitter account that were made several years ago. She has since apologized.
Moffitt says because Cam Newton made his comments questioning her game knowledge, it "doesn't mean he is sexist. He was laughing because she was fed that question like most of her kind are."
He says it's not the players who are sexist, but the networks.
"If women are so knowledgeable with a game they can't play, let them do play by play or color commentary. But no, and women don't even see that it's not Cam but the network that's sexist, or just can't lie about the truth. Women don't really know the game. They are incapable. Yet in this society where a women can do anything a man can do and men can do nothing this is a rock and a hard place."