It’s official, the sale of the Carolina Panthers to hedge fund billionaire David Tepper for an NFL record $2.275 billion.
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CelebNSports247.com has received word via ESPN that on Monday the sale of the Carolina Panthers was official.
David Tepper purchased the team from Carolina Panthers founder Jerry Richardson.
Carolina Panthers Sale Details:
Richardson was forced to sell after, he was accused of sexual and racial workplace misconduct on June 28.
Tepper said in a statement:
I am thrilled to begin this new era of Carolina Panthers football and am humbled by the overwhelming excitement and support for the team. On behalf of the fans and myself, I thank Jerry Richardson for bringing the team to the Carolinas and for entrusting me with its future. Winning is the most important thing both on the field and in the community, and I am committed to winning a Super Bowl championship together. I look forward to being part of the Panthers’ family and to supporting this flourishing region.
Richardson issued a statement:
He and his wife Rosalind “are grateful to the Carolina community for the love and support you have shown your Panthers. Your enthusiasm for football and devotion to the team has been a source of strength for us and for everyone who calls the Carolinas home.”
He also thanked the players, saying he has “the highest respect for the men who wear the Panthers jersey,” whike wishing Tepper “all the best,” stating, “the team is in good hands.”
Tepper now officially takes over the day-to-day operations of the team. Since being unanimously approved by the NFL’s owners during the May spring meetings in Atlanta, Tepper has met with team captains and other veteran players, as well as Bank of America Stadium employees on the business side.
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