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Owner of the Carolina Panthers

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Jerry Richardson Biography

Jerome J. Richardson was born July 11, 1936 and is the founder and majority owner of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

After a brief playing career with the Baltimore Colts, Richardson used his 1959 NFL championship bonus to open the first Hardee's franchise in 1961 under Spartan Foods. The business expanded rapidly, under his hands-on management style. He later rose to CEO of Flagstar, controlling 2,500 restaurants and 100,000 employees, and retired in 1995.

A lifelong resident of the Carolinas, Richardson's dream was to bring NFL football to his home region.On October 26, 1993, Richardson became the first former NFL player since George Halas to become an owner when the Carolina Panthers were unanimously awarded the NFL's 29th franchise.

Richardson is well known for his calm and businesslike approach, and has played a prominent role in negotiations between the NFL and NFL players. His relationship with his players, coupled with his position, have given rise to the nickname "The Big Cat".

It had long been presumed that Richardson intended to have his sons, Mark and Jon, inherit the team. However, Richardson forced them out just before the 2009 season. On January 16, 2013, WBTV in Charlotte reported that Richardson wants the team sold after he dies, but presumably only to someone who will keep the team in Charlotte


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