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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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Will Panthers’ sale price suffer amid challenges facing NFL?

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 15 / 18

Jerry Richardson has owned the Panthers since the team’s formation in 1993. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson walked out of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday...

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