Carolina Panthers

Michael Tomsic

Bidding for the Carolina Panthers has now reached $2.5 billion dollars, which would be a record for the sale of a U.S. pro sports franchise. That's according to Bloomberg News, which cites sources familiar with the bidding.  

Michael Tomsic

Michael Rubin has emerged as the latest candidate to purchase the Carolina Panthers, sources told the Charlotte Observer

Mayor Vi Lyles talks with the media.
David Boraks / WFAE

Updated 2:39 p.m.
Mayor Vi Lyles said Monday that keeping the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte is the single biggest  business retention challenge the city faces right now.

David T. Foster III / Charlotte Observer

The Carolina Panthers have jettisoned long-time running back Jonathan Stewart.

Stewart, who has played all 10 of professional seasons for the Panthers, is the franchise’s all-time leading rusher with 7,318 yards and 1,699 attempts. His 58 career touchdowns are second in the team’s history.

Marty Hurney
Panthers.com

The Carolina Panthers announced today that they have re-hired Marty Hurney as their full-time general manager after briefly putting him on leave while the NFL investigated misconduct claims. Hurney has served as the team’s interim general manager since July 2017 following the departure of Dave Gettleman.

Marty Hurney
Panthers.com

The interim general manager of the Carolina Panthers has been placed on leave after his ex-wife accused him of harassment, according to multiple reports.

Panthers Fire Shula, Dorsey

Jan 9, 2018

The Carolina Panthers have fired their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The team has issued a statement saying Offensive Coordinator Mike Shula and Quarterbacks Coach Ken Dorsey have been dismissed after each working for roughly six years with the team. The announcement comes after the Panthers lost their wild card game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The team has not immediately responded to questions seeking clarification as to why the two coaches were fired.

Screen shot from Carolina Panthers website

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera on Sunday gave the type of lockerroom talk to his team you’d expect after a big win.

Rivera praised the playoff-bound Panthers for playing hard throughout game.

He noted they are in the playoffs, but by no means satisfied with that accomplishment.

He gathered players around him. And then, he had players shout the name of embattled owner Jerry Richardson.

Michael Tomsic

WFAE spoke to several Carolina Panthers fans uptown Monday afternoon about misconduct allegations against owner Jerry Richardson and his intention to sell the team.

Michael Falero / WFAE

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson took himself out of the team’s front office Monday, and turned over day-to-day operations to fellow executive Tina Becker. That came a day after he announced he's selling the team, and amid an NFL investigation of misconduct allegations against him. The news has led to lots of speculation about the fate of both the owner and the team, including what the Panthers might sell for, and potential buyers.

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