Soon to be former Carolina Panthers owner ,Jerry Richardson, has been fined $2.75 million by the NFL after an investigation into sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Thursday.
The independent investigation, conducted by former U.S. attorney Mary Jo White, substantiated the allegations against Richardson. It also stated that the team failed to report the allegations or any resolution agreements to the league.
NFL fines Jerry Richardson $2.75M for sexual and racial misconduct. Investigator found "similar matters" involving Richardson that had not been previously reported.https://t.co/G7U2OxHeBa
— Joe Person (@josephperson) June 28, 2018
The NFL, in a statement, said most of the money from the fine will be “used to support the work of organizations dedicated to addressing race and gender-based issues in and outside of the workplace.”
NFL announcement that former Panthers’ owner Jerry Richardson is being fined $2.5 million after its investigation into Caroline’s workplace environment. pic.twitter.com/dTQonZizen
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 28, 2018
The allegations against Richardson included three cases of sexual harassment and the use of a racial slur toward a team scout. None of the employees remain with the organization. What a way to go out.