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SI Details Allegations Against NFL Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 17

The investigation into workplace misconduct by NFL Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson stems from “multiple occasions when Richardson’s conduct has triggered complaints -- for sexual harassment against female employees and for directing a racial slur at an African American employee.”...

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