Panthers owner fined $300,000 for throwing drink at rival fans
David Tepper has been disciplined after the NFL described the incident, which was captured on video from a box inside the Jaguars stadium, as “unacceptable conduct.”
Charlotte — Owner of this Carolina Panthers, David TepperA fine of $300,000 was imposed this Tuesday NFL His behavior during Sunday's 26-0 defeat was described as “unacceptable”. Jacksonville Jaguars.
Tepper In the video, he was seen throwing a drink in the direction of some football fans. Jaguars From his open box Everbank Stadium of Jacksonville.
“All employees are expected NFL Conducts himself at all times in a manner that respects our fans and reflects positively on his team and the team NFL” the league said in a statement.
Tepper He announced in a statement that he was “emotional” about his team but regretted his behavior.
“I should have let the stadium security NFL to correct any problem,” he commented. “I respect the company's code of conduct. NFL And I accept the league's disciplinary action for my conduct.”
Tepper He is the second richest owner in the league, with a net worth of around $20.6 billion. The penalty is less than 1 percent of his wealth.
This is similar to the $250,000 fine imposed on the missing owner Tennessee Titans, Bud Adams2009 for making an obscene gesture towards fans Buffalo Bills Celebrating victory.
The video Tepper It was first posted by fans on social media on Sunday Jaguars, Christy HansbergerAfter registering from another box. Hansberger He rejected the request ESPN To be interviewed.
The incident appears to have occurred about three minutes after the quarterback's interception. Bryce YoungGot so frustrated after a sack early in the game that he threw a pill on the sideline.
The losing streak ended Carolina 342 games (going back to 2002) without seeing a shutout, and Cheetahs (2-14) Bad mark NFLWhat he offers Chicago Bears (Owners of the first round change Carolina) first overall pick 2024 NFL Draft.
Carolina Trade two first-round picks and a star wide receiver DJ Moore with Bears Last April, it moved up from the ninth position to the first position Young. Shortly after the draft, Tepper he told a group of fans Bank of America Stadium That Young lead to Cheetahs “Super Bowls.”
It's gotten a little better since then, Young Statistically he ranks as one of the worst passers NFL. The Cheetahs Weeks ago they secured their sixth straight campaign with an unbeaten record Tepper It paid the company $2.75 billion in 2018.
Tepper Three head coaches have been sacked since 2019, including interim ones Frank Reich After a 1-10 start to the current campaign, Matt Rule After starting 1-4 last year.
The club has amassed a 31-67 record since the acquisition Tepper.