After this news made waves Saturday and Sunday it was announced that Richardson will be putting the team up for sale following this season.
While Richardson tries to behave as if the news of the past 24 hours is just coincidental to the shocking allegations against him, which Sports Illustrated reported were both sexual and racial in nature, the Panthers are thrown into upheaval. It would not comment on the nature of the accusations.
Team spokesman Steven Drummond said in a release that the Panthers take these allegations very seriously and are committed to a full investigation.
"There are NO AFRICAN AMERICAN MAJORITY OWNERS IN THE NFL! Let's make history", Combs said in another tweet.
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Curry, who now plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association, has a net worth of $77 million. He would ask women to let him shave their legs, grope them and even allegedly directed a racial slur at a (now former) team employee.
The magazine did not name the sources cited in the story but the settlements involved nondisclosure clauses.
The Panthers said on Friday that law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan would lead the internal investigation, and that former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles, a minority team owner, would oversee it.
The NFL doesn't like celebrity owners owning a majority stake in a team.
The Panthers shut off access to cameras and reporters for player arrivals for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers at Bank of America Stadium, according to ESPN.
Rivera didn't say much about the investigation into Richardson's alleged misconduct.