CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WTVD) — The Carolina Panthers eliminated the statue of the group’s former proprietor, Jerry Richardson, in entrance of the Bank of America Stadium on Wednesday.The Richardson statue can be moved to an undisclosed location due to “public security considerations,” ABC affiliate WSOC reported.”We had been conscious of the latest dialog surrounding the Jerry Richardson statue and are involved there may be makes an attempt to take it down. We’re shifting the statue within the curiosity of public security,” the Carolina Panthers tweeted Wednesday afternoon.We had been conscious of the latest dialog surrounding the Jerry Richardson statue and are involved there may be makes an attempt to take it down. We’re shifting the statue within the curiosity of public security.— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) June 10, 2020WATCH the elimination of the statue in its entirety right here:Earlier than promoting the group in 2017, Richardson confronted allegations of office misconduct. An NFL investigation discovered that Richardson made payouts for office misconduct, together with sexual harassment and as soon as used a racial slur.In an announcement to WSOC, Richardson’s spokesperson issued the next:”Mr. Richardson has made no public feedback concerning the Panthers or the NFL because the sale of the group and does not plan to take action now as a non-public citizen. He has labored to deal with all folks pretty in his enterprise and private lives and, like many different Individuals, is troubled by latest occasions in Minneapolis, Charlotte and across the nation.”RELATED: Carolina Panthers, NC State, Hornets finish partnership with CPI Safety after CEO’s protest comment Copyright © 2020 WTVD-TV. All Rights Reserved.