New Panthers owner under contract to keep statue of Jerry Richardson

New Panthers owner David Tepper said he’ll accept nothing less than an open and safe work environment, but he’s contractually obligated to keep a 13-foot-high statue of former owner and team founder Jerry Richardson outside of the team’s stadium.
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Tepper, who was introduced as the Panthers’ new owner Tuesday, said keeping the statue in place was part of the deal when he purchased the team.

Fans have expressed their desire on social media and sports talk shows to remove the statue, which was built in 2016.

Tepper reiterated that Charlotte is the logical place for the Panthers, though he said new practice facilities are a priority.

He is considering moving the team’s practice facilities to South Carolina, in part to keep both states interested in the team. The Panthers currently practices on three fields within walking distance to their downtown stadium. Tepper said that valuable land could be then used for developmental purposes.

Tepper plans to hire a new team president Womens Star Lotulelei Jersey to replace Will Lutz Womens Jersey Danny Morrison, who left last year, and recent COO Tina Becker, who resigned Monday after seven months in the position. He said he has two candidates in mind with some marketing background.

I expect to be back in 10 days, Morrison said. Pretty minor, just aggravation of kind of a chronic thing that has been going on. A little rest, some medicine, should be fine.

It’s the latest setback in an already disappointing season for Morrison, who signed a one-year contract with the Twins during spring training. Morrison, expected to provide some pop to Minnesota’s offense, has struggled at the plate all season and is batting .193 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI.

He’s not blaming the hip for his lack of production but manager Paul Molitor suggested it could be the reason for other problems that have kept Morrison out of the lineup at times this season.

Maybe subconsciously you’re kind of compensating for it, and the next thing you know, your back’s a little sore and your groin gets tight and some of those type of things, Molitor said. But he’s been managing it fairly well. I don’t think it’s in the excuse category at all for him, but we’ve been talking about this for a while.