Jerry Richardson is under internal investigation for workplace misconduct, according to Jim Trotter of ESPN. The details of what the 81-year old owner of the Carolina Panthers has been accused of doing have not been released.
The team quickly announced an investigation into allegations, headed by former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, who is also a limited owner of the Panthers.
“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. 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.”