Report: Curtis Fuller’s departure tied to texts, emails to female Panthers employees

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Panthers defensive backs coach Curtis Fuller abruptly resigned this week for reasons that were not made completely clear, but a new report indicates that his resignation was a result of workplace misconduct with female Panthers employees.

Specifically, the Charlotte Observer reports, Fuller sent emails and text messages to an unknown number of female employees on the business side of the organization.

The report says the primary concern was the volume of Fuller’s communications with female staffers, not the content of the messages. At least one incident was reported to higher-ups within the organization last year.

The Panthers’ statement on the matter said only that Fuller resigned after he was approached with the result of an investigation centered on multiple complaints made about him. The Panthers said nothing about the nature of the complaints.

Fuller was an NFL safety who played for the Seahawks, Packers and Panthers and coached with the Raiders, Packers and Titans before the Panthers hired him.

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is in the process of selling the team amid an investigation into his own workplace conduct.

35 responses to “Report: Curtis Fuller’s departure tied to texts, emails to female Panthers employees

  1. Don’t worry, Leon Phelps is said to be interviewing, and comes highly regarded among his peers. He’s a lock.

  2. Every company has at least one Curtis Fuller. Hopefully calling out behavior like this publicly will lead to less of it. Just like with everything else that’s inappropriate in the workplace.

  3. So, he’s quitting not because of the content of the messages, but the number he’s sent? Seriously, how many texts/emails would have to be sent, that weren’t offensive, that would get an organization to not only investigate it but make the guy quit?

  4. Yeah. I’m gonna guess that the content of those texts and email were more than “Hey. Hope you’re having a good day.” But then Neanderthals will have you believing otherwise.

  5. Wait….so it’s the volume of texts and emails not the content?? So was he was just super annoying??? It has to be because of some content!

  6. Anybody who thinks he resigned and wasn’t effectively fired is naive.

    Is that all he did, sent a bunch of emails? There is no mention that the emails themselves were vulgar, just that they were unwanted. There were complaints but did they talk with Fuller about it or just fire him? Oh, my bad. He resigned.

    It is very scary to me how comfortable people are becoming skipping over law and due process to just deliver whatever the mob demands.

    Whenever there’s a story where anybody is accused of something, the mib just deems that person guilty and demands their life be destroyed immediately. Don’t wait for facts. Don’t take any mitigating circumstances into account. Just skip right over a 1st offense warning, which is pretty standard in law, and go directly to destroying somebody.

    This is the legacy of Goodell. He decides punishment on a whim. No evidence, no problem. What twitter demands, twitter gets.

  7. “It is very scary to me how comfortable people are becoming skipping over law and due process to just deliver whatever the mob demands.” The article says Fuller resigned when approached with the results of an investigation. That sounds pretty due process-like to me. He was investigated; they found troubling issues and talked to him about it and he resigned.

    There is no mob demand here. Well, unless you call a large group of women employees who got unwanted attention from Fuller a “mob.”

    You have nothing to be scared of if you don’t harass or assault women. Ever since women entered the workplace, they’ve been the ones put in scary positions, not the men.

  8. Josh Allen ..at 15 twitters a rap song and he’s labeled a racist and pos of a human..this guy is Harrassing ppl ..and theres NO OUT POUR..Discrimination /racism is a One way street !!!

  9. randomcommenter says: “It is very scary to me how comfortable people are becoming skipping over law and due process to just deliver whatever the mob demands.

    This is the legacy of Goodell.
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    Pretty sure the “mob” didn’t demand anything regarding Fuller’s employment with the Panthers, since pretty much nobody knew about it. There goes your conspiracy theory.

    Second, Goodell had nothing to do with this, as it’s completely an internal matter. Nice try at dragging his name into it.

  10. randomcommenter says:
    May 4, 2018 at 3:18 pm
    Anybody who thinks he resigned and wasn’t effectively fired is naive.

    Is that all he did, sent a bunch of emails? There is no mention that the emails themselves were vulgar, just that they were unwanted. There were complaints but did they talk with Fuller about it or just fire him? Oh, my bad. He resigned.

    It is very scary to me how comfortable people are becoming skipping over law and due process to just deliver whatever the mob demands.

    Whenever there’s a story where anybody is accused of something, the mib just deems that person guilty and demands their life be destroyed immediately. Don’t wait for facts. Don’t take any mitigating circumstances into account. Just skip right over a 1st offense warning, which is pretty standard in law, and go directly to destroying somebody.

    This is the legacy of Goodell. He decides punishment on a whim. No evidence, no problem. What twitter demands, twitter gets.

    So it’s naive to think he wasn’t fired, yet you believe it was the volume, and nothing to do with the content? Hmmm.

  11. randomcommenter says:
    May 4, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    This is the legacy of Goodell. He decides punishment on a whim. No evidence, no problem. What twitter demands, twitter gets.
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    The legacy of Goodell? What does that bozo have to do with anything? You do realize that there is a worldwide movement to stamp out harassment and other unwanted activities, don’t you?

  12. “This is the legacy of Goodell. He decides punishment on a whim. No evidence, no problem. ”
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    I despise Goodell but he has ZERO to do with this case. The league doesn’t seem to have even been involved–it was the team themselves investigation–and there was apparently tons of evidence because he was TEXTING and EMAILING these women so it wasn’t some “she claims he said this” sort of situation. This guy would have been toast at basically any company in America for behavior like this.

  13. thegreatjimbrown says:
    May 4, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    “You have nothing to be scared of if you don’t harass or assault women. Ever since women entered the workplace, they’ve been the ones put in scary positions, not the men.”

    Forgetting for a moment that it was stated that the content was not inappropriate. Emails are an assault on women? If they are that fragile or don’t have enough sense to just delete before reading emails from unwanted sources, perhaps they are too fragile to be in the workplace…reading emails is a scary position?? I guess they read completely every piece of spam they get also. It must be a really scary world for our poor females out there. How fragile they must be. Give me a break. If I was a woman I would be insulted by your comments.

  14. randomcommenter says:
    May 4, 2018 at 3:18 pm
    Anybody who thinks he resigned and wasn’t effectively fired is naive.

    Is that all he did, sent a bunch of emails? There is no mention that the emails themselves were vulgar, just that they were unwanted. There were complaints but did they talk with Fuller about it or just fire him? Oh, my bad. He resigned.

    It is very scary to me how comfortable people are becoming skipping over law and due process to just deliver whatever the mob demands.

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    If they weren’t necessary work-related emails, he shouldn’t be sending more than, let’s say, one before an employee would be justified in making a complaint to the boss.

    I will never understand the mentality that thinks women employees are somehow fair game for guys to badger and harass and hunt down. Just let them do their jobs. Go look for love in other places. I don’t know about you but my employees had enough to do dealing with customers, suppliers and sales reps; I didn’t need In house issues too.

    Oh, and the idea that he would quit without the boss ever having said anything to him before this is just ridiculous. His quick resignation is most likely a measure of just how egregious his behavior was.

  15. tedbundysson says:
    May 4, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Forgetting for a moment that it was stated that the content was not inappropriate. Emails are an assault on women? If they are that fragile or don’t have enough sense to just delete before reading emails from unwanted sources, perhaps they are too fragile to be in the workplace…reading emails is a scary position??
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    Maybe the bozo sent her 1000 texts and emails a day. Anyone would get pissed off having to deal with that. Regardless of the content, the guy was wasting what was likely company time sending out a bunch of unwanted texts and emails. That will get you fired or “resigned” in most places of employment.

  16. At work you want to be safe boys talk to boys, girls talk to girls and the topic of conversation is work and work only…nothing personal ever.

    Welcome to the age of no team building, picnics, outings and holiday parties.

    Personally, I’d like to thank the men and women that think that their place of work is a bar to pick up your next hook-up. (I’m sure within a year so poor guy will get arrested for running game on a girl at a bar…)

  17. “Hey, hows your day?”
    “Hey didn’t here back from you. Having a good day?”
    “Too busy to hit me back? Lol”
    “Hey are we cool?”
    “Wassup with lunch? You down to break some bread with me? My treat! Lol”
    “So we on for lunch?”
    “Just in case you didn’t get my other emails, I’m thinking Chinese. Sound good?”
    “Hey, it’s 10:30am…getting near free lunch time…tick tock …lol”

    I can see the annoyance factor. Wonder if they ever gave him a warning. If the content were not the reason, you would think a verbal warning would have done the trick. Must be more than what is being published.

  18. Let’s just be honest, any man or woman who goes through coworkers are not only very desperate but also does skanky sh are just scum who don’t deserve the job. It wastes tons of time and causes a million problems, and inefficiency which hurts the organization. And if there is a spouse and family at home being totally humiliated by the scum spouse then he deserve any consequences for the behavior. All the time invested in someone who is that jacked in the head is outrageous. If you can’t control yourself then get help and stay alone instead of chasing coworkers and embarrassing yourself.

  19. stubborndata says:

    May 4, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    No problem curtis, you can become the next president of the united states

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    comment of the day good sir

  20. eazeback says:
    May 4, 2018 at 8:05 pm
    stubborndata says:

    May 4, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    No problem curtis, you can become the next president of the united states

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    comment of the day good sir

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    Slick Willie approves

  21. Damn… if only Microsoft Outlook had some clever way to filter out the junk/spam emails from your account to stop them cluttering up your Inbox with unwanted messages!

  22. All interaction with female coworkers should be witnessed or recorded.
    Men always lose the ‘he said – she said’ cases.
    Being a gentleman wont stop you from becoming a target.
    Document everything is the only way to be safe today.

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