The Carolina Panthers’ internal investigation into workplace practices has led to the resignation of at least one employee.
In a statement on Friday, the team confirmed that the resignation of defensive backs coach Curtis Fuller on Wednesday came after complaints of workplace misconduct. Fuller had been with the Panthers since 2013.
Fuller's conduct toward women was "inappropriate," according to a source.
"After approaching Coach Fuller with the findings of an investigation into complaints of inappropriate conduct, we accepted his resignation,'' team spokesperson Steven Drummond said in a statement. "The Panthers are deeply 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."
Fuller had been with the Panthers since 2013. He was promoted to defensive backs coach last year after Steve Wilks was promoted to defensive coordinator. We know the NFL is a tough place to get a second chance. I doubt we'll see this guy roaming the sidelines anytime soon.