Panthers Owner Was At A "Closed" Council Meeting On Stadium Funding

Jerry Richardson has been aggressively seeking taxpayer money to fund upgrades to his 17-year-old stadium, despite leaked documents that show the Panthers are incredibly profitable. Here's another thing Charlotte residents didn't know until today: Richardson was invited to address the city council's "closed" session… »5/07/13 3:03pm5/07/13 3:03pm

What Can You Learn From The Carolina Panthers' Leaked Financials? Ask A Sports Economist

There's still a lot to unpack in the Carolina Panthers' financial statement, which we published Thursday. That document showed the team bringing in $112 million in operating profit over a recent two-year period, one that saw owner Jerry Richardson pleading hardship on behalf of his fellow NFL plutocrats before the… »3/08/13 11:00am3/08/13 11:00am

Leaked NFL Documents: While Owner Cried Hardship, Carolina Panthers Had $112 Million Profit Over Two Years [UPDATE]

In 2010 and 2011, as the NFL prepared for and staged a lockout of its players, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was among the hardest of the hardliners, urging his fellow owners to "take back our league" by demanding a more management-friendly collective-bargaining agreement. »3/07/13 4:30pm3/07/13 4:30pm

Sanity: The Panthers Aren't Getting Taxpayer Money To Renovate Their 17-Year-Old Stadium

It's an inescapable conclusion at this point, but the NFL doesn't want a team in Los Angeles. A big empty lot, with the potential for a new stadium and team, is far more valuable to the league and the owners as a threat than as an actual franchise. As teams attempt to wring taxpayer money out of their communities for… »3/05/13 11:55am3/05/13 11:55am

The Panthers Want $200 Million In Public Funding To Renovate Their 17-Year-Old Stadium

Bank of America Stadium is a perfectly modern and lovely venue that hosts 10 football games a year. But Panthers owner Jerry Richardson wants more! He wants new escalators! A new video board! Better wi-fi in the stadium! And he wants you—the fan who already pays to attend games—to pay for most of the upgrades. »2/13/13 4:40pm2/13/13 4:40pm

Cam Newton Doesn't Have Any Tattoos Or Piercings, And Jerry Richardson "Wants To Keep It That Way"

Back in April, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson told the Charlotte Observer that he's never wanted a "roster of 53 choirboys" on his football team, which is a very nice and almost renegade sentiment for a 75-year-old millionaire to share. But he also doesn't want a quarterback with tattoos, piercings, or long hair. »8/24/11 5:50pm8/24/11 5:50pm