NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement that Newton's comments "are just plain wrong and disrespectful to the exceptional female reporters and all journalists who cover our league. They do not reflect the thinking of the league."
Moffitt agreed with Newton.
"Women don't really know the game," Moffitt wrote Sunday. "They are incapable. Yet in this society where a woman can do anything a man can do and men can do nothing this is a rock and a hard place. Personally, I thought it was funny too!"