In the tweets, she made light of others' racist remarks and retweeted a racial epithet."The Twitter posts are regrettable and we wish they hadn't happened," Observer editor Sherry Chisenhall said.
"We don't condone the posts or the messages they convey. We can't allow anything for us to be a distraction.''Asked what it meant for the face of the organization to make such a comment, Davis said: "That says that's something Cam is going to have to deal with you guys.
it's funny."Rodrigue confronted Newton after the news conference, but he did not apologize, the reporter said in a statement Wednesday.
Also on Thursday, Rodrigue tweeted an apology for what she termed "offensive tweets" posted on her account four to five years ago.
Her paper, the Charlotte Observer, later elaborated the tweets were from 20 when Rodrigue was in college.
"The fact that during this process I've already lost sponsors and countless fans, I realized that the joke is really on me. To the young people who see this, I hope that you learn something from this as well.
Don't be like me; be better than me."To the reporters, to the journalists, to the moms -- super moms -- to the daughters, the sisters and the women all around the world, I sincerely apologize and hope that you can find the kindness of your heart to forgive me.
-- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton laughed and made light of a female reporter who asked about one of his teammates, saying it was "funny to hear a female" ask the question.