The Carolina Panthers have announced Tina Becker has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and been given full control of the day-to-day management of the organization.
Just before Sunday's game inside Bank of America Stadium was set to kickoff, Sports Illustrated published a report that at least four former Panthers employees received settlements from the team after Richardson made inappropriate comments, including "sexual suggestive language and behavior".
Not only has Diddy been posting nonstop about wanting to own the team, he also said he would sign Kaepernick as QB.
New ownership could result in relocation and the Panthers' obligation to stay in Charlotte expires in the summer of 2019.
Either number would be a hefty return on investment: Richardson paid $206 million in 1993 for the rights to start the team, according to Forbes.
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"I really haven't dug into the investigation, or the story, but personally from me, (Richardson) has given me an opportunity to make a big impact for my family ..." said quarterback Cam Newton.
"These have been some of the most hard days of my 19 years with the Panthers, but I am lifted up by the strong resolve and the commitment our employees have shown to this organization", Becker said in a story posted on Panthers.com.
Richardson has an estimated net worth over $1.1 billion.
Kaepernick is not the only professional athlete who is keen to be a part of Panthers ownership as he joins Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, who expressed interest by tweeting in response to Diddy, "I want in!"
"I know the allegations are serious", Rivera said. The Panthers are the 21st most valuable team of the 32 National Football League franchises at $2.3 billion, according to Forbes.