Carolina Panthers for sale, owner Jerry Richardson says

NFL taking over investigation into allegations about Panthers owner Jerry Richardson

The NFL has taken over a workplace misconduct investigation into Richardson at the request of the Panthers, who announced Friday that they were looking into accusations made against the owner.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera issued a statement Friday regarding the allegations: "I have had a strong relationship with Mr. Richardson during my time with the Panthers".

On Wednesday, during a press conference at the conclusion of a brief set of league meetings near Dallas and before news of the claims made against Richardson, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league takes all such allegations "very seriously".

As they work to solidify a playoff spot, the Panthers also have another storyline competing for attention: the investigation of team owner, Jerry Richardson. The NFL has policies in place to punish players for misconduct off the field and it is expected that Richardson may face some type of punishment if he is found of any wrongdoing. They said that Richardson had reached four settlements over his workplace misconduct, all of which required confidentiality from the victims. The report states that the settlements came with non-disclosure requirements forbidding the parties from discussing the details.

The team announced on Twitter that Richardson is selling the team, linking to a five-paragraph letter by the franchise's only owner. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league had no comment on the report.

More news: Egypt condemns terror attack on Somalia police camp

The announcement comes amid an National Football League investigation into Richardson and allegations of workplace misconduct.

CBS Sports explains that the league clearly believed it needed an investigative unit of its own in this matter and as such stepped in.

Richardson, who primarily works behind the scenes and rarely does interviews, is one of only two owners to have owned a franchise since its inception. And we have played in two Super Bowls.

Team president Danny Morrison, who was well liked in the Carolinas among had worked on the business side, abruptly resigned in February. Richardson then fired general manager Dave Gettleman on the eve of training camp and replaced him with former general manager Marty Hurney on an interim basis.

This is not one glass of red wine dumped on a crisp white dress shirt like the ones Richardson favors.

Related News:



Most liked

Griezmann apologises after painting himself black for fancy-dress party
The family of the 26-year-old Atletico Madrid striker are said to have met with Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu to finalise personal terms ahead of the France global moving to the Camp Nou next summer.

Dodgers acquire Matt Kemp in multi-player trade with Braves
That being said, Ken Rosenthal has also reported that Kemp is likely to either be traded or released by the Dodgers. He hit his 1,500th career double and became the first Braves player to have a three home run game since 2008.

It Will Be Anthony vs. Knicks, but Maybe Not Anthony vs. Porzingis
After escaping Philadelphia with a triple overtime win Saturday, the Thunder flew to NY overnight to prepare for the Knicks . Even if an absent Porzingis takes away some of the thunder from the game, Anthony and his new squad should make up for it.

Jazz center Rudy Gobert has MCL sprain in left knee, sources say
Gobert was examined Saturday by the Utah Jazz medical staff and underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing. Gobert has appeared in 18 games this season, averaging 11.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks a night.

Lions host Bears in rare Saturday game
The Lions have been turning heads in the celebration department all season long, and they brought their A game on Saturday. How can you tune in to the NFL Network Special on Saturday featuring Chicago and Detroit?

Newcastle United fans want Rolando Aarons to start v Arsenal
Money and quality is what I wanted to say and in their management and players they have everything that is needed to be successful".

Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea still battling for title'
I really think it's helped my heading game because I practiced this all the time with my dad. "He's better", Conte said of Morata. Carlo Ancelotti will replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager ahead of next season, according to reports in the UK.

Bernard Sherman Net Worth: Apotex Chairman And Wife Found Dead In Canada
Privately held Apotex says it is the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical firm, with annual sales of more than C$2 billion. He stepped down as chief executive in 2012 but remained as executive chairman.

U.S. unveils 'evidence' of Iran weapons in Yemen
That attack prompted Saudi Arabia to impose a blockade on Yemen that has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis there. The point of the press conference, she said, was to begin a public campaign that highlights Iran's misdeeds.

United States intercepts Russian fighter jets over Syria
The U.S. military said two F-22As fired flares in front of the Russian Su-25 jets that had crossed to the east side of the Euphrates.

Denmark offers Star Wars version of OnePlus 5T
The phone is available with 128GB of storage and features a new white sandstone finish for the back and a printed Star Wars logo . In line with the menacing theme of the movie, pretty much all of the art in these wallpapers is from the Sith side of things.

Many Things Inside White House made me Uncomfortable: Manigault on Her Exit
The Apprentice celeb had to step down from her Director of Communications position for the Office of Public Liaison. Manigault Newman has known Trump since appearing on the first season of " The Apprentice ".

'Harry Potter' Mobile RPG Will Launch in 2018, Take Over Your Life
Whether you're five or 25, decorating a room with Harry Potter accents is the ideal way to give any space a magical twist. Interactive's Portkey Games , a new label dedicated to creating gaming experiences inspired by J.K.

Amid Amazon competition, Westfield malls sold for $15.7B
The cash-and-stock deal values shares of Australia-based Westfield at $7.55 a share, an 18% premium over Monday's closing price. It owns 69 shopping centers in 11 European Union countries, with a total property value of $42 billion, as of June 30, 2017.

Trump Accusers Call On Congress To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims
At least one of them knows a congressional investigation is a long shot, so she has her sights set on a bigger goal. They deserve a bipartisan review, and I hope Chairman Gowdy will launch an investigation immediately".