Again in early June, the Carolina Panthers determined to take away the statue of former workforce proprietor Jerry Richardson exterior of Bank of America Stadium.On the time, statues all throughout the nation have been being vandalized and damaged in response to the illegal taking pictures of George Floyd. The choice to take away the statue was the suitable name in accordance with Tepper. “It was a security motive on the time. With the setting, each statue within the nation was coming underneath assault. It simply made sense in any respect standpoints to maneuver that statue,” Tepper mentioned. “I do not suppose issues will ever be quieted down. That is that, nor ought to they, in some respects.”Richardson offered the workforce again in 2017 after allegations arose of him for paying off staff that he sexually harassed and made racial slurs towards.Panthers security Tre Boston instructed Ian Rapoport of the NFL Community earlier this summer time that Richardson restricted his gamers from going out and peacefully protesting again in 2016, which didn’t sit effectively with many individuals. Boston feels that the workforce’s new possession is doing issues the suitable manner and mentioned the gamers admire Tepper for his willingness to simply take heed to what the gamers need to say.”I feel [David] Tepper does a terrific job of supporting what his gamers assist, having the ability to talk with us and I admire him for that. He does a terrific job of at the least listening to us, listening to us out. We admire what Tepper does and what the Tepper’s do for this group.”Tepper continues to wish to be part of the change that’s wanted within the nation and has executed so by not solely listening to the gamers, however has additionally created some variety inside the group.”From my perspective, one factor we have tried to do on the Panthers and can attempt to do tougher is the variety of our workforce. I feel we have executed a reasonably good job on the upper-management stage. We have executed an OK job by means of the company,” Tepper mentioned. “I feel we have got to guide in enterprise on this regard.”You’ll be able to comply with us for future protection by clicking “Observe” on the highest righthand nook of the web page. Additionally, be sure you like us on Fb & Twitter:Fb – @PanthersOnSITwitter – @SI_Panthers and Schuyler Callihan at @Callihan_.