Panthers owner David Tepper releases statement on Jerry Richardson’s passing

On Thursday afternoon, the Carolina Panthers announced the passing of team founder and former owner Jerry Richardson. With the news also came a statement from current owner David Tepper and wife Nicole, who thanked Richardson for what he had done for them and the organization.

The statement reads:

“Jerry Richardson’s contributions to professional football in the Carolinas are historic. With the arrival of the Panthers in 1995, he changed the landscape of sports in the region and gave NFL fans here a team to call their own. He was incredibly gracious to me when I purchased the team, and for that I am thankful. Nicole and I extend our deepest condolences to Rosalind, the entire Richardson family, and their loved ones. We wish them much peace and comfort.”

Richardson, after numerous accusations of workplace misconduct, sold the Panthers to Tepper back in 2018. The team went for a then NFL record $2.275 billion.

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