Jerry Richardson bids Panthers goodbye as sale is finalized

Richardson decided to sell the team after he was accused of workplace misconduct in December, including subjecting employees to sexual harassment and racial slurs. He released a statement thanking the organization as the sale was finalized on Monday but did not address those issues.

Obviously, the trick here is to figure out how to structure the schedule to accommodate these games. Whether it’s one or two neutral site games per season, teams aren’t going to want to surrender those home dates. Do we go back to 84 games? Tough call, and made tougher because of what I ultimately want to see for these neutral site games:

I want these games to be fundraisers for a special endowment that helps retired players deal with post-concussion symptoms and trauma.

Which is, I think, something the players and fans could rally around.

Why are you mad at players? Chris said. Players aren’t complaining about playing football for a living. If we didn’t want to play football, we wouldn’t play football, but any job has a union or a negotiation that might not parallel completely cleanly to our CBA, but people negotiate for better benefits, etc., and it seems like some fans are knee-jerk, just because our lives are good for playing football, they want to side with billionaire owners, they’re not pro-labor, even though, yeah, we have it good, but I think talking about a salary cap or talking about more guaranteed money, I think that’s completely natural.

The average NFL salary is $1.9 million per year. NFL careers last an average of 3.3 years, according to the NFL players association.

Not everybody makes a ton of money, they’re going to have to go back to work and a lot of guys’ bodies are completely wrecked and the game takes a lot out of you, Chris said. So nobody’s complaining about playing football we love football, we play the game by choice, if we didn’t love it we’d just quit, but everybody negotiates.

There has been speculation about whether former Rams and Titans coach Jeff Fisher will return to NFL coaching, but sources tell Sporting News that Fisher’s immediate future lies not on the sideline, but in the broadcast booth.

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