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Richardson to miss league meetings for shoulder surgery

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When the NFL’s owners gather in Florida this week for the league’s annual meetings, the man who owns the defending NFC champions won’t be in attendance.

According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson will miss the three-day sessions to have shoulder surgery. He last missed the meetings in 2009, after undergoing heart transplant surgery.

The Panthers will be represented at the meetings by team president Danny Morrison.

If the shoulder procedure could have been scheduled at any time, it’s not much of a surprise Richardson scheduled it for this week. He emerged from the January get-together on the short end of the Los Angeles vote, with his preferred alternative of the Chargers and Raiders in Carson soundly defeated by the membership, even though the committee Richardson essentially ran voted 5-1 to choose Carson over the Rams and Inglewood.

β€œI think it took a little steam out of him for a while,” Giants co-owner John Mara told the Charlotte Observer at the time. β€œHe spent an enormous amount of time on that committee.”

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12 Responses to “Richardson to miss league meetings for shoulder surgery”
  1. tyler4richardson says: Mar 20, 2016 11:21 AM

    Oh well. Miserable old man anyway.

  2. nsm70 says: Mar 20, 2016 11:30 AM

    The sold fart, crabby owner need to go!

  3. nfloracle says: Mar 20, 2016 11:37 AM

    Cats tend to sulk when they don’t get their way.

  4. hahalolrofl says: Mar 20, 2016 12:37 PM

    word on the street is he busted his shoulder when he tried to show cam how to go for fumbles.

    anyways, get better Mr. Richardson!

  5. squirrelmaster80 says: Mar 20, 2016 1:16 PM

    This is the same guy who never , ever speaks to the media. I can’t remember when the last time was he gave our fans a state of the team address. I find it hilarious he chairs these committees , but can’t talk to his season ticket holders. That letter you right out once and let a while doesn’t count either.

  6. boltergeist19 says: Mar 20, 2016 1:32 PM

    I think he is missing this due to the crap he was saying to the chargers about the Carson project. I don’t think he wants to be bullied or be the joke in front of the billionaire boys club.

    Or losing “another,” SB and the jokes that come with it when he is around the jerry jones’ and the Bob krafts’ of the NFL.

  7. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 20, 2016 1:46 PM

    …….he’s the poster boy owner for why the NFL is in the sad state of affairs it’s in today…he’s one owner I wish would leave….along with York and McNair.

  8. lscottman3 says: Mar 20, 2016 2:18 PM

    What will they do without his sunny disposition and smiling face?

  9. charger383 says: Mar 20, 2016 2:46 PM

    Will he be able to soak in Cam’s lucky tank?

  10. lapantherfan86 says: Mar 20, 2016 2:48 PM

    Yeah I guess if my team couldn’t beat another team I would insult that teams owner too…

  11. pilot2011 says: Mar 20, 2016 2:52 PM

    So many Panther haters. Kind of funny

    This man (and the entire Panther organization in a nutshell really), does so much behind the scenes. Other teams flaunt their good deeds, this owner and team doesn’t.

    Get well soon Big Cat.

  12. Let's Complain About Cam Newton says: Mar 20, 2016 8:38 PM

    It’s all giggles so long as that black and blue Panther head isn’t staring at you next on your team’s schedule.

    Oh well at least you’ll have your fumble and towel jokes when your garbage squad goes into the locker room down 20+ at the half.

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