Yet just two days after the Carolina Panthers said they would investigate their owner, who was accused of what the team called "workplace misconduct", an National Football League franchise will be put on the open market by its longtime owner, Jerry Richardson. When asked about the allegations and Richardson's decision to sell, Jones responded with a troubling answer.
Richardson, who played for the Baltimore Colts in 1959-60, became the first former National Football League player since George Halas to own an National Football League team when he was awarded an expansion franchise on October 26, 1993.
Richardson, who made the announcement he would sell the team in the wake of an SI.com story alleging past inappropriate behavior, said he will wait until after the season to begin the process.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones called the situation surrounding Richardson "very sad". Combs tweeted Sunday night. It's possible one or more of those partners could make a bid to buy out Richardson.More news: Roy Moore accuser amends part of her account about inscription
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A report published by Sports Illustrated outlined some of Richardson's alleged sexual and racial misconduct toward former employees, including comments made to a female, as well as slurs directed at an African American scout. But in 2016, the outlet estimated the value of the Carolina Panthers at $2.3 billion. And I really admire him. "I think it's time for that", he said. "I came back because of the respect I have for him and for the organization he started and developed". He will not entertain any inquiries before the last game has been played.
"That's something extremely serious right now, especially when you see so many people getting picked out because of things that they have done in the past. I can't speak to anything other than that". He has dealt with health issues and undergone several procedures over the years, including a heart transplant in 2009. Richardson then fired general manager Dave Gettleman on the eve of training camp and replaced him with Hurney on an interim basis.