Jerry Richardson

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UNC Charlotte confirmed Thursday that the football stadium will remain Jerry Richardson Stadium.

A school spokesman said in a statement that the Board of Trustees for UNC Charlotte has determined that the university will “honor the naming rights agreement” with Richardson.

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The Carolina Panthers announced that the sale of the team to David Tepper was finalized on Monday. 

Blocks From BofA Stadium, Reaction To Richardson's Fine

Jun 28, 2018

Word of the NFL's fine of outgoing Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was spreading as people were leaving work Thursday in uptown Charlotte. WFAE spoke with about a dozen people. All of them said they thought the $2.75 million fine was appropriate. 

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Jerry Richardson was a community hero for bringing the NFL to Charlotte in 1993. As owner of the Panthers, he became affectionately known as The Big Cat.

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Updated at 5 p.m.

Outgoing Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has been fined $2.75 million following an NFL investigation into sexual and workplace misconduct allegations made against him by former Panthers employees. It's the largest fine in NFL history.

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As the NFL owners meeting wrapped up Monday, Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league’s ongoing investigation of sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct allegations against outgoing Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.

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Hedge fund manager David Tepper has officially been named the new owner of the Carolina Panthers, according to a statement from the team.

Michael Tomsic

An unnamed former Panthers employee spoke out about her allegations that owner Jerry Richardson sexually harassed her in an open letter published in Sports Illustrated Thursday.

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Bidding for the Carolina Panthers has now reached $2.5 billion dollars, which would be a record for the sale of a U.S. pro sports franchise. That's according to Bloomberg News, which cites sources familiar with the bidding.  

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Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera on Sunday gave the type of lockerroom talk to his team you’d expect after a big win.

Rivera praised the playoff-bound Panthers for playing hard throughout game.

He noted they are in the playoffs, but by no means satisfied with that accomplishment.

He gathered players around him. And then, he had players shout the name of embattled owner Jerry Richardson.

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