The Watch Dog response: I hope the next owner also be a North Carolinian.
Jerry Richardson, who brought the Carolina Panthers to Charlotte as an NFL expansion franchise, announced plans Sunday night to sell the team hours after a blockbuster report by Sports Illustrated detailed payouts to former Panthers employees for inappropriate workplace conduct by Richardson.
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will likely have a new owner in place ahead of the 2018 season. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
“I believe that it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership,” wrote Richardson in the letter published on the team’s website. “Therefore, I will put the team up for sale at the conclusion of this NFL season. We will not begin the sale process, nor will we entertain any inquiries, until the very last game is played.” (Forbes)