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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.

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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.

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

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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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Becker Takes Control Of Panthers Organization

Dec 18, 2017

The Carolina Panthers Monday announced that Tina Becker has been named chief operating officer with full control of the management of the organization.

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Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is selling the team. Richardson, the team's only owner in its 23 seasons, made the announcement following Sunday's 31-24 win over the Packers - and on the same day that Sports Illustrated reported that at least four ex-employees received “significant monetary settlements,” stemming from inappropriate comments and behavior by Richardson.

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The Carolina Panthers announced Friday the team is conducting an internal investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct against team owner Jerry Richardson. 

Carolina Panthers Coach Ron Rivera talked about National Anthem protests at a press conference Monday.
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Updated 4:55 p.m.
More than a dozen New Orleans Saints knelt during the National Anthem before Sunday's game at Bank of America stadium, but no Carolina Panthers joined them. Protests around the NFL this weekend came in response to President Trump's comment that players should be fired if they kneel during the anthem. Panthers Coach Ron Rivera said Monday the protests aren't disrespectful.

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Julius Peppers was missing from the field as the national anthem played during Sunday's game against New Orleans. The Carolina Panthers' defensive end was in the locker room, sitting out the anthem in protest of recent comments made by President Trump.

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