The NFL community is deeply saddened by the passing of Jerry Richardson

 

The Carolina Panthers are a testament to his extraordinary and tireless dedication to the community. But his league-first attitude as seen through his leadership of numerous NFL committees, including the Stadium Committee and Management Council Executive Committee, helped pave the way for a series of public-private stadium partnerships throughout the country, and collective bargaining agreements that continue to support the growth of the game.

As a former player himself, Jerry cared deeply about the welfare of players and the labor agreements he helped negotiate have led to improved pay and benefits for generations of players.

From a personal perspective, he was a wise and caring advisor to me, his fellow owners, and many Panthers players and coaches over the years.

On the NFL's behalf, I extend our sincere condolences to Jerry's wife, Rosalind, and their family.

 

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