>> A weekend victory for the Carolina Panthers came in tandem with a for sale sign. Owner Jerry Richardson announced he's selling the Charlotte based team after the NFL said it's taking over an investigation into claims of workplace misconduct by Richardson. The team itself had been looking into the matter.
It failed to specify the allegations, but said it was committed to ensuring a safe work environment for all individuals. Two would be owners have already stepped forward. Rapper P Diddy on Instagram said he'd be the best NFL owner you can imagine. Charlotte raised hoop star, Steph Curry added, I want in.
Sports Illustrated reported that at least four former employees received monetary settlements due to inappropriate workplace comments and conduct by Richardson. Including sexually suggestive language and behavior, and use of a racial slur. The magazine did not name sources, but the settlements involved non-disclosure clauses. Reuters could not independently verify the information.
81-year-old Richardson, also a former NFL player, has been a majority owner of the team since it began as an expansion franchise in 1995. His sale would come after the season ends. The 10-4 Panthers are still for the running for their first Super Bowl title.