There is a great purge happening across the entertainment industry.
Many powerful, rich and famous people are having their pasts come back to haunt them over alleged sexual misconduct.
And that also goes for Panthers owner Jerry Richardson who is now selling his team amid new accusations of sexual and racial misconduct.
Specifics have emerged, regarding the allegations of harassment and inappropriate workplace conduct against Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson.
Sports Illustrated reporters L. John Wertheim and Viv Bernstein reveal an alleged pattern of behavior that’s quite disturbing.
Regarding the Richardson’s conduct toward women:
[M]ultiple former female employees recount that Richardson’s behavior began to feel like a violation when he spoke of their bodies. He had a special interest in female grooming, they say.
He would notice when their nails were not up to his standards, and pay for them to get manicures. Multiple female employees recalled to SI that Richardson asked them if he could personally shave their legs.
Former employees allege that in addition to verbal harassment, Richardson engaged in improper acts. According to sources, on multiple occasions Richardson requested female employees to visit him during a workday in his suite inside Bank of America Stadium.
Richardson has also been accused of racial misconduct towards African American employees and allegedly directing a racial slur to an African American scout for the Panthers.
The scout and his attorney negotiated a confidential settlement with Richardson.
All of this is reminiscent of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was caught on audio making racial slurs and was forced by the NBA commissioner to sell the team.
It seems Richardson is following the same path, announcing he plans to sell the team in the offseason.
Sean “P Diddy” Combs was the first to declare interest, and in an Instagram video, said he would put Colin Kaepernick in the run for starting quarterback.
Britt McHenry noted how terrible of an idea it was for P. Diddy to get involved.
Panthers go up for sale and P. Diddy says he wants to buy team and sign Colin Kaepernick. A rapper once arrested on a weapons charge & a QB who hates police. Worst idea to fix controversy.
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) December 18, 2017
Of course, Kaepernick’s all about it.
I want in on the ownership group! Let’s make it happen! https://t.co/sDR4ciciY8
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) December 18, 2017
But Diddy must have forgotten that they already have a franchise quarterback.
Cam Newton was a league MVP and has played great this season so far.
NBA superstar Steph Curry has also expressed interest in buying the team—he grew up in North Carolina and is a diehard Panthers fan.
Thankfully, it’s unlikely that Steph Curry or P. Diddy could actually afford to buy the team.