Rivera said he hopes the team stays in Charlotte under any new owner, where it has been since its creation in 1995. It would not comment on the nature of the accusations.
While declining to comment on the nature of the allegations, the franchise said it was "committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable and diverse work environment where all individuals, regardless of sex, race, colour, religion, gender, or sexual identity or orientation, are treated fairly and equally".
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Reuters could not independently verify the information.
Richardson, a former football player with the Baltimore Colts, is responsible for bringing the NFL to the Carolinas in 1993 when the Panthers joined the league as an expansion team. The team announced that the sale will not commence until the season ends.
Though Richardson's announcement makes things easier for the Panthers and the National Football League, the report still raises a number of legal issues. Richardson then fired general manager Dave Gettleman on the eve of training camp and replaced him with former general manager Marty Hurney on an interim basis. He will not entertain any inquiries before the last game has been played.