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The Richardsons

Team president Mark Richardson and stadium president Jon Richardson, the two sons of owner Jerry Richardson, have resigned from the Carolina Panthers.
Saw this on CBS Sportsline Rapid Reports, but it had no story with it. Thoughts?? Anyone have the story to this??

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Re: The Richardsons

**UPDATE: http://www.panthers.com/news/article-1/ … caa85991d2
The article doesn't say WHY the resigned though. Anyone have any ideas or know why??

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Danger
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Maybe they're grabbing a lifeboat before the ship goes down in a giant, blazing hellstorm?

Maybe they were tired of following in their fathers footsteps and wanted to branch out into interior decorating?

Who knows, but they'll probably be listed as 'day to day' on the injury report followed by responses of 'it is what it is' when the organization is asked about their status.


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The timing seems odd, but it seems Jon and Mark are preparing to take over the top seat in the family business.

BTW, does Steve Reed write for panthers.com or is someone plagerising?!


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jayj6
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Danger wrote:

Maybe they're grabbing a lifeboat before the ship goes down in a giant, blazing hellstorm?

Maybe they were tired of following in their fathers footsteps and wanted to branch out into interior decorating?

Who knows, but they'll probably be listed as 'day to day' on the injury report followed by responses of 'it is what it is' when the organization is asked about their status.
Okay this is seriously the best post of the week.  If it holds out I will nominate it for best post of the month and then year!  lol.  Good stuff.

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[B]Jon, Mark Richardson resign from Panthers[/B]
Posted 57 minutes ago

Stadium president Jon Richardson and team president Mark Richardson have announced their resignations from the Carolina Panthers.

Jon, who notified the Panthers' staff last month of his intention, has been involved with Bank of American Stadium since its construction. Mark oversaw the effort to obtain an expansion franchise and has served as the team president since the retirement of Mike McCormack in 1998.

"Both Mark and Jon made great contributions to the stadium and team that have enabled us to enjoy much success over the last 15 years," said Panthers Owner/Founder Jerry Richardson. "At the same time, I am thankful that we have a staff that has been in place for many years and knows our philosophy."

Jon oversaw the construction and opening of the stadium in 1996. Although more than 20 facilities have opened in the National Football League since Bank of America Stadium, it remains one of the most highly regarded venues in the NFL.

"It has been a very exciting time, and I feel very fortunate and pleased to have been a part of it," Jon said. "We have a great staff that has been in place for a long time, and I am confident they will move forward without missing a beat."

Mark was most innovative in the marketing and naming rights areas, overseeing the team's business operations from the beginning of the franchise. He was one of the first executives to obtain naming rights for a stadium, reaching two different naming rights agreements for the stadium. His integrated approach to marketing also enabled the Panthers to be one of the few teams to bring their broadcasting rights in house.

"It has been a great opportunity to work with a franchise from the start and have a chance to see it mature," Mark said. "It has been a unique experience to see dreams become reality."

Both Jon and Mark will remain members of the Panthers Partnership Group.

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Not sure exactly the point of this move and why right now????

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