All signs point to David Tepper having the winning bid and announcement could come as early as next week by Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora 2m ago • 5 min read The strange and winding saga of the sale of the Carolina Panthers – a process that began suddenly in the aftermath of Jerry Richardson's sexual harassment scandal – is soon coming to an end. According to numerous league sources, the new owner, pending ownership approval, could be announced as soon as early next week. At this point I'd be shocked if Steelers minority owner David Tepper is not the winning bidder.At various times throughout this ordeal Tepper, who is uniquely qualified and far and away the wealthiest of all bidders involved in the potential sale, has told confidants that he was out. He's been frustrated and annoyed at how things have played out at times and has been firm with his evaluation on what the franchise is worth. And, according to league sources, his … [Read more...] about Carolina Panthers ownership saga set to end soon, Lions caught off guard, and other NFL notes
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When Peyton Manning was reported last month to have turned down offers to become the color analyst for national NFL telecasts, he was thought to be more interested in running a team or even becoming part-owner of one. The Hall of Fame-bound former quarterback may well get that chance, according to a report Wednesday. A leading bidder for the Carolina Panthers has reached out to Manning about joining his ownership group, per the Charlotte Observer. The newspaper reported that Manning was “still considering” the offer. The group is led by Ben Navarro, a 54-year-old billionaire based in Charleston, South Carolina, who heads an investment services company. His father, Frank Navarro, was a head football coach at Columbia and Princeton. Navarro has reportedly made the highest offer for the Panthers, $2.6 billion, which would set a record for the most spent to acquire a U.S. sports team. Other known bidders include Pittsburgh Steelers minority owner David Tepper and private-equity … [Read more...] about Peyton Manning reportedly considering offer to join ownership bid for Carolina Panthers
Sports NFL Peyton Manning is reportedly considering joining an ownership bid for the Carolina Panthers, after turning down multiple offers to return to the NFL. According to sources cited by the Charlotte Observer, the five-time NFL MVP has been contacted by Ben Navarro, a billionaire who is involved in negotiations to buy the Panthers, and is considering the offer to become a limited partner. Peyton Manning looks on prior to Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis. Elsa/Getty Images Manning retired in 2016 after guiding the Denver Broncos to success in Super Bowl 50 against the Panthers and has had a number of opportunities to be involved with the NFL again. Last year, CBS Sports reported the two-time Super Bowl winner had been approached by the Cleveland Browns for a role in their front office, a rumour Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has since dismissed. Recommended Slideshows 51 … [Read more...] about Carolina Panthers Sale: Could Peyton Manning Return to the NFL as Owner?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Report: Peyton Manning courted for Carolina Panthers ownership group Two-time Super Bowl champ and future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning has been contacted about joining a group prepping a bid to buy NFL team. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Scott Horner, [email protected] Published 10:23 p.m. ET May 9, 2018 CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Jarrett Bell gives an update on the sale of the Carolina Panthers and if the allegations against Jerry Richardson could affect the price. USA TODAY Sports CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Here's another round of, "What will … [Read more...] about Report: Peyton Manning courted for Carolina Panthers ownership group
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson has signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Panthers. Anderson played for five years for the Broncos before being released in April. He has run of 3,051 yards in his five-year NFL career, fumbling only three times in 693 carries. He also had 103 catches for 859 yards and four touchdowns. It’s official #KeepPounding 💯🏈🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/gO2d5Ci6oz — Cj Anderson (@cjandersonb22) May 7, 2018 Anderson has been to one Pro Bowl in 2014 and ran for 90 yards and a touchdown in Denver’s 24-10 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. He was an undrafted free agent when Denver signed him in 2013 after he played two seasons for California in college. … [Read more...] about C.J. Anderson, former Denver Broncos RB, signs 1-year deal with Carolina Panthers