Sports Illustrated reported Sunday that at least four former Carolina Panthers employees have received “significant” monetary settlements as a result of inappropriate workplace comments and conduct by owner Jerry Richardson.
The conduct, Sports Illustrated reported, included “sexually suggestive language and behavior, and on at least one occasion directing a racial slur at an African-American Panthers scout.”
SI said the settlements featured non-disclosure agreements forbidding the parties from discussing the matter.
The Panthers on Friday made the surprising announcement that the team was investigating Richardson for allegations of workplace misconduct. On Sunday, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said it will take over the probe after questions about whether one of the team’s minority partners should oversee the review. (The Charlotte Observer)
Again I am reminding folk that in 2018 you may want to go ahead and block me on December 31, 2017 at midnight because beginning in 2018 I am going to say some things that some folk may not want to hear.
Well Watch Dog what do you mean?
I have wanted an outlet for years to be able to educate folk and to be educated on issues, things and people that matter. I ain’t got time for no mess.
Social media is free and an avenue that we can do some good things so I am going to take advantage of this resource.
I like challenging folk and like to be challenged so if things come by me on social media I may question it because some times things I read is misleading to me and I feel need to be challenged.
I feel strongly some things folk say don’t need to go unchallenged even things I say because some folk may not understand what the scope of what is being said. We need to make it plain but most of all make it real so folk will not be mislead or going without understanding. I try to post so that even ignant folk like me can understand what the point I am trying to make can be understood.
I have not responded to some stuff in the past because I knew it was going to make them feel I was going after them or make them uncomfortable. But the problem is of we all hold each other accountable for our actions then we will be a better people.
In 2018 we all must be more vocal and to call wrong wrong and right right. We can not continue to allow folk to say things and go unchallenged because some folk who don’t know any better will take the unchallenged as trues. Everything folk say on social media ain’t trues and when we see it we need to make the necessary corrections. Folk should not be offended because we say we are friends on social media. I have no friends who can not challenge me.
It is too much going on politically for us to be silent. For me silence is betrayal as Dr. Martin King stated. I refuse to be silent!
I am going to be holding elected officials and community leaders accountable for their actions. It is time out for folk to stop holding positions and not doing a thang. Some folk need to go home and let somebody else pick up where they left off. You see it is time out for folk to use the elected office for vacations going to retreats and training. We need some folk who are working on new issues and speaking out on issues that deserve to go on vacations. You know who you are but if not I am going to help you understand when I do a check off for accountability.
Remember going into 2018 the following:
I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest!
I am for justice no matter who it is for or against!
The Watch Dog response: I have been saying this since I first got involved in the late 80’s and still saying it today. We need some major work on the state level when it comes to the state executive committee to election of candidates.
CHARLES BARKLEY, THE NBA Hall of Famer and award-winning sports commentator known for his deep Alabama roots, ditched the Republican Party and its bigoted candidate for the United States Senate, Roy Moore, to back the Democrat, Doug Jones. Jones ended up winning and Moore lost.
After the announcement of the election results, Barkley had something of a moment. He was clearly elated and could be seen celebrating at Jones’s victory party — cheering, high-fiving, hugging, and taking endless selfies with anyone who asked.
It wasn’t all revelry, though. Barkley had some serious things to say — and as usual he didn’t hesitate to say them. After Jones finished his speech, Barkley started talking to every news crew that would listen. One of the most important points he offered was his folksy critique of the Democratic Party. (The Intercept)
The Watch Dog response: Condolences goes out to the Harrison family and the CSX family.
CSX Corporation today issued the following statement: “It is with great sadness that we announce that E. Hunter Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of CSX, died today in Wellington, Fla., due to unexpectedly severe complications from a recent illness. The entire CSX family mourns this loss. On behalf of our Board of Directors, management team and employees, we extend our deepest sympathies to Hunter’s family. Hunter was a larger-than-life figure who brought his remarkable passion, experience and energy in railroading to CSX.”
Edward J. Kelly III, Chairman of the CSX Board of Directors, issued the following statement on behalf of the Board of Directors: “With the passing of Hunter Harrison, CSX has suffered a major loss. Notwithstanding that loss, the Board is confident that Jim Foote, as acting Chief Executive Officer, and the rest of the CSX team will capitalize on the changes that Hunter has made. The Board will continue to consider in a deliberative way how best to maximize CSX’s performance over the long term.”