Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has agreed to sell the franchise to Tepper for $2.275 billion, a record amount for an NFL team. $2.2 billion of that money will come in cash up front, but Tepper reportedly was not the highest bidder in the sale.
Tepper as a child played football. He memorized stats on baseball cards given to him by his grandfather. (He claims to have a photographic memory.)
Tepper graduated from Pittsburgh’s Peabody High School in 1975.
Both publicly and behind closed doors, NFL team owners for the most part have made no secret of their desire to end protests against social injustice during the national anthem at football games. That’s their ultimate goal with Wednesday’s action, but many, including Sporting News, are questioning the sensibility of the new policy.
Below are comments to media and public statements made by the NFL team owners who have spoken on the issue since Wednesday afternoon.
“I think the most important thing is that the league and players are aligned on these issues. This is not about players or owners or the NFL. This is about legitimate issues that live across the U.S. in a variety of settings.”
“We are very supportive of what we came out with today in Atlanta. Respecting the fact that players on the field should be standing for the anthem. We have a great respect for what the flag means and we’re very supportive of this policy.”
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