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Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is being investigated by his own team for allegations of workplace misconduct, as first reported by ESPN’s Jim Trotter. The team acknowledged the investigation in a statement minutes later.

According to the Panthers, an outside law firm will conduct the investigation, but team minority owner (and former White House Chief of Staff) Erskine Bowles will oversee it. From the team’s statement:

“The Carolina Panthers and Mr. Richardson take these allegations very seriously and are fully committed to a full investigation and taking appropriate steps to address and remediate any misconduct,” team spokesman Steven Drummond said. “The entire organization is fully committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable and diverse work environment where all individuals, regardless of sex, race, color, religion, gender, or sexual identity or orientation, are treated fairly and equally. We have work to do to achieve this goal, but we are going to meet it.”

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