Panthers Settled With Employees Over Richardson's Conduct, Sports Illustrated Reports

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The report states that the settlements came with non-disclosure requirements forbidding the parties from discussing the details.

The original investigation was to be conducted by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, LLP, an worldwide law firm based in Los Angeles. He has owned the Panthers since their inception and is the only current NFL owner to have played in the league.

The investigation against the team's only owner in franchise history is being led by worldwide law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, LLP, and will be overseen by Bowles, who is a minority owner.

The statement from Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond on Friday said, "The Carolina Panthers and Mr. Richardson take these allegations very seriously and are fully committed to a full investigation and taking appropriate steps to address and remediate any misconduct".

The NFL will take over the Panthers' investigation into owner Jerry Richardson.

Minutes later, the Panthers released a statement.

For example: When female Panthers employees showed up to the team office on "Jeans Days", Richardson would ask the women to "turn around so he could admire their backsides" before delivering incredibly crude one-liners, such as "Show me how you wiggle to get those jeans up" and "I bet you had to lay down on your bed to fit into those jeans".

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"We thought it would be best for transparency reasons", Drummond told The Associated Press.

The Panthers began play two years later in 1995.

Then, as the Panthers were preparing for training camp, Richardson unexpectedly fired general manager Dave Gettleman, who has led the team to the Super Bowl just two years ago and replaced him with former general manager Marty Hurney.

Newton said Richardson has served in a "father-like role" for him since his arrival in Carolina seven years ago, and that he has had numerous conversations with the team owner.

In September, Panthers players met with Richardson, reportedly because they were wary that they could be punished by the team if they spoke out on social issues. "But I always knew that if given the chance, The Carolinas would rise to the occasion". "We talked about it - one of the things we talked about is you respect who is he for who he has been for you, more so than anything else", Rivera said. When we had the house fire, he was there for Stephanie and I and supported us.

It has been a whirlwind year for the Panthers organization. The scout left the team but employed a Charlotte attorney to negotiate a settlement.