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After Misconduct Report, NFL Owner Announces Sale

Panthers owner accused of harassment, using racist language

(Newser) - Facing a growing investigation that accuses him of sexual misconduct and using racist language at work, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Sunday that he will sell the NFL team after this season. The team announced on Twitter that Richardson is selling the team, linking to a five-paragraph letter by... More »

Sorry, Guys, Football Isn't Rocket Science

Reaction to Cam Newton's sexist remark ranging from sarcastically scathing to forgiving

(Newser) - Cam Newton has apologized for his sexist remarks to female reporter Jourdan Rodrigue, and to women in general, but the hype hasn't yet died down. "I'm a man who tries to be a positive role model in my community and tries to use my platform to inspire... More »

As Cam Newton Apologizes, So Does Reporter

Jourdan Rodrigue 'deeply sorry' for racist tweets

(Newser) - Having now received an apology from Cam Newton, Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue has had to issue one of her own. The reporter, who covers the Carolina Panthers and was involved in what some called a sexist exchange with the quarterback during a press conference Wednesday, says she is "... More »

Cam Newton Loses Job Over Sexist Comment

The quarterback will no longer be the face of Oikos Greek Yogurt

(Newser) - In the wake of his sexist comment to a female reporter, Cam Newton has been fired ... as a yogurt spokesperson. TMZ reports Dannon will no longer be using the Carolina Panthers quarterback as the face of its Oikos Greek Yogurt brand, saying it was "shocked and disheartened" by his... More »

Cam Newton: 'Funny' to Hear Female Reporter Talk Football

Carolina Panthers QB is taking heat for 'sexist' remark to Jourdan Rodrique

(Newser) - A question Wednesday from a female reporter brought what the Daily Dot calls a "smirk" to Carolina Panther QB Cam Newton's face and, soon after, a "wave of feminist rage," per RedState . Charlotte Observer journalist Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton about his teammate Devin Funchess, including "... More »

Cam Newton Sued for Allegedly Partying Too Hard

Lawsuit claims the Carolina Panthers QB destroyed a rental mansion

(Newser) - Apparently Cam Newton shied away from that Super Bowl fumble because he was (allegedly) saving his body for partying. TMZ reports a lawsuit filed against the Carolina Panthers quarterback by the manager of a luxury hotel rental company claims he did nearly $100,000 in damage to an $11 million... More »

Denver Shocks Carolina, 24-10

Broncos defense controls favored Panthers

(Newser) - The Denver Broncos upset the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday with a dominating defense that forced four turnovers—two of which turned into touchdowns, USA Today reports. Denver opened with two scores in the first quarter, a Brandon McManus 34-yard field goal and a strip-sack of... More »

Creed Singer Loves New Trend of Creedbombing

Scott Stapp says he's a Carolina Panthers fan now

(Newser) - The Carolina Panthers started a new trend called "Creedbombing," which is exactly what it sounds like—surprising someone by loudly singing a Creed song in your best impersonation of Creed's growly lead singer, Scott Stapp—and the team has won Stapp himself as a fan as a... More »

Panthers Owner: Entire Staff Going to Super Bowl on My Dime

Even the interns, per Jerry Richardson

(Newser) - From interns to executives, every member of the Carolina Panthers staff will be going to the Super Bowl thanks to the generosity of team owner Jerry Richardson, the Charlotte Observer reports. Per Sporting News , Richardson will pay for every full-time employee and one guest to travel to the San Francisco... More »

QB Newton Has Fractures to Back After Car Crash

But Panthers star won't need major surgery

(Newser) - Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures to his lower back in a two-car crash today and will spend the night in the hospital. Newton was in fair condition, had no other internal injuries, and would not need surgery, says team spokesman Charlie Dayton. It was unclear whether Newton would... More »

Panthers Abruptly Bench Star in Domestic Violence Case

Greg Hardy deactivated this morning, was convicted in July

(Newser) - Greg Hardy is the Carolina Panthers' franchise player, a Pro Bowl defensive end who will make $13.1 million this season. He will also sit out today's home opener after the Panthers abruptly reversed course and deactivated him this morning, reports ESPN . The reason? Hardy was convicted in July... More »

Carolina Makes QB Cam Newton No. 1 Pick

No surprise: Panthers draft Auburn star

(Newser) - The No. 1 pick in this year's NFL draft is—no drum roll necessary—Auburn quarterback Cam Newton. As expected, the Carolina Panthers picked him first, reports ESPN . Newton won this year's Heisman and led Auburn to the national title. The draft's first round runs tonight, followed... More »

Big Underdog Arizona Stuns Carolina, 33-13

(Newser) - The Arizona Cardinals were expected by most to be easy prey in another futile trip to the East Coast. Instead, the Cardinals are a victory away from their first Super Bowl appearance—with a big assist from Jake Delhomme and the bumbling Carolina Panthers. The once discarded Kurt Warner was... More »

NFL Playoffs Feature Rematches

Each game this round is a rematch, but don't expect similar results

(Newser) - All four match-ups for next weekend's NFL playoffs are been-there, done-that this season, but the outcomes aren't necessarily givens, USA Today reports:
  • Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco's interceptions helped the Titans as much as Kerry Collin's 80-yard touchdown drive in defeating the Ravens, but Flacco's seen a lot of play since
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Detroit Ends Season Winless

Lions have worst record at 0-16

(Newser) - The Detroit Lions today achieved the perfect record that last season eluded the New England Patriots—only perfectly losing at 0-16, reports the AP. In other NFL games:
  • The Minnesota Vikings secured their place in the playoffs as a walk-off field goal from Ryan Longwell put them 20-19 over the
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Giants Score Top NFC Seed

Take overtime victory against Panthers, 34-28

(Newser) - The New York Giants clinched the top NFC seed for the playoffs as they triumphed over the Carolina Panthers, 34-28, in an overtime nail-biter last night, the New York Times reports. In “the best game of his career,” Derrick Ward ran for 215 yards on 15 carries, with... More »

Pats Top Jets 19-10 Without Brady at Helm

Manning sparks Colts rally; Giants win 12th straight road game

(Newser) - Matt Cassel stepped in to lead the Tom Bradyless New England Patriots today, as Peyton Manning sparked a late Indianapolis Colts rally and Eli Manning showed why the New York Giants are champs:
  • Tom who? In his first start since high school, Matt Cassel led the Patriots to a 19-10
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Panthers Send Testaverde Out With a Win

In Houston, Texans finish at .500 for first time in franchise history

(Newser) - Vinny Testaverde ended his pro football career where it began—in Tampa—taking the final snap of Carolina's 31-23 meaningless win over the Buccaneers. The Panthers took advantage of Tampa resting seven starters in preparation for next week's playoff game against the New York Giants. Leaving the field, Testaverde hugged... More »

Cowboys Win, But Owens Hurt

Down Panthers 20-13, as T.O. leaves with an ankle injury

(Newser) - Tony Romo was able to play through a banged up thumb and throw one touchdown pass to Terrell Owens, Marion Barber ran for another, and that plus two Nick Folk FGs was more than enough for the Cowboys to grab a road win over the Panthers in their next-to-last game... More »

Saints Make Playoff Move, Beat 'Zona

Also, Panthers win low-scoring battle while Tampa routs Atlanta

(Newser) - New Orleans, essentially playing must-win games every week, got one today over fellow playoff hopeful Arizona, 31-24. Quarterback Drew Brees was outstanding, completing nearly 90 percent of his passes, while Aaron Stecker balanced the offense with 95 yards rushing and two scores, reports the Times-Picayune. The Saints (7-7) also pressured... More »

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