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#pounditThursday, October 29, 2020

Ex-Panthers owner fined $2.75 million for workplace misconduct

Jerry Richardson
Jerry Richardson may no longer be a part of the NFL community, but the former Carolina Panthers owner still owes the league a hefty sum of money after a lengthy investigation into workplace misconduct allegations.

On Thursday, the NFL announced that Richardson has been fined $2.75 million. A statement from the league says most of the money will be used to “support the work of organizations dedicated to addressing race and gender-based issues in and outside of the workplace.”

Richardson was forced out as the owner of the Panthers after it was revealed that he has reached multiple confidential settlements with his now former employees over workplace misconduct. The allegations included both sexual and racial components. An investigation determined that the conduct was limited strictly to Richardson and not other members of the organization.

Richardson recently completed the sale of the Panthers to David Tepper for $2.275 billion, so it goes without saying that he should have no issue coming up with the nearly $3 million the NFL is fining him.

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