Carolina Panthers for sale, owner Jerry Richardson says

Carolina Panthers for sale, owner Jerry Richardson says

It was announced Sunday that Carolina Panthers team owner Jerry Richardson will put the team up for sale, according to a statement on the Panthers' website, amid allegations of misconduct against Richardson. The statement read in part that Richardson had "no greater mission" than bringing "an NFL franchise to Charlotte." SEE MORE: Complete coverage of the NFL from CBSSports.com Richardson, 81, also mentioned "the team has become an integral part of our community. He continued: "Football is also an integral part of my life -- and I am blessed, every day, that I made the Carolinas my home. I can never repay all of you for the kindness and generosity you have shown me, Rosalind, and my family for more than two decades." Therefore, I will put the team up for sale at the conclusion of this NFL season. The Panthers made the announcement on its Twitter page Sunday which linked to the team's website: Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles published a statement late Sunday on Twitter writing that "the Panthers are part of Charlotte's fabric" and that "we look forward to working with current and future ownership." The news comes on the heels of an investigation after allegations of workplace misconduct by Richardson, CBS Sports reports. CBS Sports writes that the team was going to initially use an outside law firm to conduct an internal investigation of Richardson. Richardson's statement Sunday did not directly mention the investigation.

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It was announced Sunday that Carolina Panthers team owner Jerry Richardson will put the team up for sale, according to a statement on the Panthers’ website, amid allegations of misconduct against Richardson. The statement read in part that Richardson had “no greater mission” than bringing “an NFL franchise to Charlotte.”

Richardson, 81, also mentioned “the team has become an integral part of our community. The stadium is in its best condition since the day it opened.” He continued: “Football is also an integral part of my life — and I am blessed, every day, that I made the Carolinas my home. I can never repay all of you for the kindness and generosity you have shown me, Rosalind, and my family for more than two decades.”

Richardson noted that “I believe that it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership. Therefore, I will put the team up for sale at the conclusion of this NFL season. We will not…

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