Jon and Mark Richardson resign from Panthers

As it turns out, the trade that brought defensive lineman Louis Leonard to Charlotte is small potatoes in comparison to the other development with the franchise.

The Panthers have announced that Jon Richardson and Mark Richardson abruptly have resigned as the presidents of Panthers Stadium LLC and Panthers Football LLC, respectively.

“Both Mark and Jon made great contributions to the stadium and team that
have enabled us to enjoy much success over the last 15 years,” said
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson regarding his sons.  “At the same time, I am thankful
that we have a staff that has been in place for many years and knows
our philosophy.”

No reason has been given for the resignations.  Both men will remain within the ownership group.