The 81-year-old, who is a former National Football League player, has been a majority owner of the Charlotte-based team since it began playing in the National Football League as an expansion franchise in 1995. The team's announcement said the investigation was being conducted by the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, LLP and was being overseen by Erskine Bowles, a limited partner in the franchise and the former White House chief of staff. He said that this would be to create competition between Kaepernick and Cam Newton, so he isn't implying that the team would cut ties with the current Panthers' QB. "ATTN all @NFL owners, it's time for diversity!"
Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry tweeted Sunday that he wants in, which is a good sign, because Diddy likely can't buy the team solo. He will not entertain any inquiries before the last game has been played. "Let's make history", Diddy wrote.More news: Sen. McCain returning to Arizona, will miss tax bill vote
Richardson is on the only former National Football League player to own a franchise. Workplace misconduct has led to the pending sale of the Panthers. According Sports Illustrated, Richardson is reportedly being investigated for alleged workplace sexual misconduct and, in one accusation, for calling an African-American scout a racial slur. Team President Danny Morrison resigned earlier this year and has not been replaced, and Jerry Richardson fired Dave Gettleman as the Panthers' general manager just before training camp and replaced him with former GM Marty Hurney.More news: Japan's Shinzo Abe Approves Ballistic Missile Defense Expansion