Former Panthers owner Jerry Richardson fined $2.75M for workplace misconduct

The NFL’s investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by Jerry Richardson has ended with a $2.75 million fine being levied against the former Panthers owner, the league announced Thursday.
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Former U.S. Attorney and SEC chair Mary Jo White led the investigation into Richardson and said the following in a release:

Among the recommendations White made in her report was the prohibition of the types of non-disclosure agreements Richardson used to keep the Su’a Cravens Jersey allegations quiet.

Days after the SI report was published, Richardson announced he would sell the franchise at the end of the season.

David Tepper, a hedge fund Johnathan Joseph Womens Jersey manager worth an estimated $11 billion, purchased the team in May for a reported $2.2 billion. That sale is expected to close in the next two weeks, according to the NFL.

The Panthers were awarded the NFL’s 29th franchise in 1993 with Richardson at the helm.

Bell would like to avoid a similar fate this offseason.

I don’t want to have the replications of what happened last year, Bell said, via But if that came down to that, obviously I got to do what I got to do. Take my stand and protect myself. I don’t want to have to do that. I want to go to camp and play for the Steelers long term.

Obviously, the people in the organization try to do what’s best for them and I’m trying to do what’s best for me. We’re working on it. We’re a lot closer than we were last year at this time. That’s what I’m happy about. None of that matters if we don’t get it done. Hopefully we’ll try to get something done. That’s what I’m looking forward to. I got confidence we’ll get it done. I want to do it.