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Former Panthers G.M. cheats death, as car hits radio studio

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Reality came crashing down on the Panthers Sunday in the form of Von Miller and the Broncos defense.

For former Panthers G.M. Marty Hurney, it came in the form of a car coming through the window of his downtown radio studio, while he was on the air.

Hurney and former Charlotte Observer columnist Tom Sorensen were discussing the Panthers’ loss, and about to go to break Monday afternoon when a car wreck at a nearby corner sent one of the vehicles through the window of the studio at ESPN 730. The studio sits on a corner near Bank of America Stadium, not far from where quarterback Cam Newton was hit by a car in 2014.

The station posted audio of the moment of the crash, which is hilarious as soon as you realize no one was hurt. In fact, you can hear Hurney asking reporter Molly Cotten if she’s OK moments before she sent them to a break.

And they realized the humor too, after the fact.

“You should have seen Sorensen sprint out of the room,” Hurney said via text. “Lucky he didn’t pull a hammy.”

The identity of the driver who nearly became a part of Hurney’s show (or nearly ended it) is unclear, though suspects include the Jake Delhomme contract extension of 2009 and every running back in the NFL who was trying to get him to throw money at them.

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6 Responses to “Former Panthers G.M. cheats death, as car hits radio studio”
  1. trevor190 says: Feb 10, 2016 6:10 AM

    No doubt Hurney blames the Patriots.

  2. truthinesshurts says: Feb 10, 2016 7:39 AM

    Makes you wonder if he’ll still be making those unfounded accusations about the Patriots… We’ll be right back after this “message”.

    All kidding aside, glad no one was hurt. Pretty scary. Maybe they’ll put up some steel barriers in front of the building…

  3. footballboozer says: Feb 10, 2016 8:10 AM

    Probably was one one his ex steroid players.

  4. captainspangled says: Feb 10, 2016 8:50 AM

    “Reality came crashing down”

    Uh they went 15-1 and had a Super Bowl appearance. That was reality. That was what happened this year. Had a few notable individual awards for as well if I remember correctly.

    Stop trying to sensationalize a loss. There’s one every year.

  5. tylawspick6 says: Feb 10, 2016 10:48 AM

    Sucks this guy didn’t get what was coming to him.

    An entitled loser.

  6. fanofpft says: Feb 10, 2016 10:51 AM

    Some talk shows (opie radio) play a car crash as a sounder when someone/something bombs. Here is a real one, I went and saved the clip.

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