Jerry Richardson, the previous proprietor of the Carolina Panthers, died Thursday, and longtime Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones paid tribute to him along with his assertion.
Jerry Jones on the passing of former Carolina Panthers proprietor Jerry Richardson. pic.twitter.com/5mYQnXmkGk
—Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 2, 2023
Within the early and mid-Nineteen Nineties, the NFL sought to develop into the South and awarded the Panthers franchise to Richardson.
He was Wofford Faculty’s star catcher within the Nineteen Fifties, and he performed two seasons with the Baltimore Colts execs in 1959 and 1960.
When Richardson was a rookie, the Colts received their second straight NFL championship towards the New York Giants.
He then began a Hardee’s franchise in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the place Wofford Faculty is situated, and went on to a profitable enterprise profession within the meals service enterprise.
As Panthers proprietor, Richardson wielded a variety of energy and he helped set up a progressive tradition, as he refused to re-sign defensive finish Greg Hardy after dealing with home abuse fees in 2014.
In 2015, he noticed his workforce attain Tremendous Bowl 50 with Cam Newton turning into one of many first black quarterbacks to play within the huge recreation, in addition to the primary QB to be the one common season MVP winner.
David Tepper purchased the Panthers from Richardson in 2018, and the workforce hasn’t made the playoffs since.
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