Panthers owner faces conduct allegations

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(TSX / STATS) -- Carolina Panthers owner and founder Jerry Richardson faces allegations of workplace misconduct, and the team has opened an investigation into the issue, the team announced Friday.

"The Carolina Panthers and Mr. Richardson take these allegations very seriously and are fully committed to a full investigation and taking appropriate steps to address and remediate any misconduct," team spokesman Steven Drummond said in a statement released to the media. "The entire organization is fully committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable and diverse work environment where all individuals, regardless of sex, race, color, religion, gender, or sexual identity or orientation, are treated fairly and equally. We have work to do to achieve this goal, but we are going to meet it."

The investigation of the allegations facing the 81-year-old Richardson is being led by law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, LLP. Overseeing the probe will be minority owner and former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles.

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