Archive for the ‘Carolina Panthers’ Category

2018 NFL Preview: The Cam Newton-Norv Turner marriage is crucial for Panthers

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Yahoo Sports is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per weekday in reverse order of our initial 2018 power rankings. It wasn’t a move that got as much attention as a head coaching change, or a splashy free-agent signing, but the Carolina Panthers made a switch that is as important as any other in the NFL. Suddenly, Norv Turner is in charge of Cam Newton’s prime.

Panthers owner under contract to keep Richardson statue

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

While new Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper would like the focus to be on his plans for the team's future, he cannot completely put the franchise's sullied past behind him. Tepper has to keep the prominent statue of Panthers' founder Jerry Richardson outside of the stadium as part of the NFL-record $2.2 billion deal he agreed to in June after Richardson decided to sell the team in December amid reports of sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. Tepper said Tuesday when he was introduced as the team's new owner that he's "contractually obligated" to keep the 13-foot high statue of Richardson standing alongside two growling panthers where it is.

Jerry Richardson’s Hubris Remains Immortalized in His Statue

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Two years ago next week, I saw the larger-than-life statue of Jerry Richardson for the first time. It was on the day, celebrating Jerry Richardson’s 80th birthday, that the sculptor told me those who commissioned it wanted the 12’ 10” Richardson statue, propped up on a four-foot pedestal, to be flanked by two gigantic panthers to “take the emphasis off Mr. Richardson … so that it wouldn’t be uncomfortable” for him to have this at a stadium entrance. Throughout the day I was told that this wasn’t what Richardson wanted.

Panthers’ new owner: I’m obligated to keep statue of Jerry Richardson

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

On Monday, Jerry Richardson’s tenure as owner of the Carolina Panthers came to an end, with a pitiful thank-you note to fans that made no mention of the reason he was essentially forced to sell the franchise he founded. To date, Richardson has never given so much as a flimsy apology for his repeated sexual harassment of several female employees as well as using a racial slur against a black scout, all of which led to several monetary settlements and non-disclosure agreements. Just days after a Sports Illustrated report in December outlined at least some of the allegations against Richardson, he announced he was putting the team up for sale.

NFL notebook: Tepper’s purchase of Panthers official

Monday, July 9th, 2018

The sale of the Carolina Panthers from founder Jerry Richardson to new owner David Tepper is complete, the team announced on Monday. Tepper, 60, was approved unanimously as the team's new owner at the league's meetings in May. The founder of hedge fund Appaloosa Management L.P., he has a net worth estimated by Forbes at $11 billion and bought the Panthers for $2.275 billion, the largest sum ever paid for an NFL franchise. "I am thrilled to begin this new era of Carolina Panthers football and am humbled by the overwhelming excitement and support for the team," Tepper said in a statement.

Richardson bids Panthers goodbye as sale is finalised

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Jerry Richardson has bid the Carolina Panthers farewell after the sale of the team to David Tepper was finalised on Monday. Within days, Richardson announced he would be selling the franchise. "We are grateful to the Carolina community for the love and support you have shown your Panthers.

NFL Panthers say $2.2 bln purchase by Tepper complete

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Billionaire businessman David Tepper has completed his purchase of the NFL Carolina Panthers for $2.275 billion, the most ever paid for a North American sports franchise, the team announced Monday. The Panthers went 11-5 last season but lost to New Orleans in the first round of the NFL playoffs. "Winning is the most important thing both on the field and in the community and I am committed to winning a Super Bowl championship together," Tepper said in a statement released by the club.

Sale of NFL’s Panthers from Richardson to Tepper complete

Monday, July 9th, 2018

The sale of the Carolina Panthers from founder Jerry Richardson to new owner David Tepper is complete, the team announced on Monday. Tepper, 60, was approved unanimously as the team's new owner at the league's meetings in May. The founder of hedge fund Appaloosa Management L.P., he has a net worth estimated by Forbes at $11 billion and bought the Panthers for $2.275 billion, the largest sum ever paid for an NFL franchise. "I am thrilled to begin this new era of Carolina Panthers football and am humbled by the overwhelming excitement and support for the team," Tepper said in a statement.

Former Panthers owner Jerry Richardson’s farewell message had one obvious omission

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Carolina Panthers ownership officially changed hands Monday, as David Tepper took over the team from Jerry Richardson, the only owner the Panthers have ever had. In that vacuum, a farewell address was in order from Richardson. Richardson announced the sale of the team hours after an explosive story detailed his sexual harassment in the workplace.

Panthers sale to David Tepper closes

Monday, July 9th, 2018

The Panthers are now officially David Tepper’s team. The Panthers announced that the deal to transfer the team from Jerry Richardson to Tepper (for $2.275 billion) had now closed. “I am thrilled to begin this new era of Carolina Panthers football and am humbled by the overwhelming excitement and support for the team,” Tepper said in a statement from the team.