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The NFL responded via email to ProFootballTalk Wednesday evening:

“The comments are just plain wrong and disrespectful to the exceptional female reporters and all journalists who cover our league,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT. “They do not reflect the thinking of the league.”

As people either rushed to defend Newton’s comments or call them “sexist,” there was another faction of people who played Twitter detective and dug up some of Rodrigue’s old tweets in which she made racially-sensitive comments.

Unlike Newton, however, she was quick to apologize for them.

The debate of Newton’s comments will carry into the weekend’s games. If the 28-year-old QB doesn’t publicly address the comments, he’ll likely have a whole new set of questions thrown at him Sunday following Carolina’s matchup in Detroit.

And they’ll be asked by both men and women.

Newton’s comments were a hot topic on sports radio and networks Thursday.

Here’s Shannon Sharpe And Skip Bayless’ Take:

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