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Jon Richardson, son of Carolina Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson, Dies at 53

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According to the Charlotte Observer, Jon Richardson passed away from his battle with cancer this afternoon.  The former Carolina Panthers Stadium President resigned in 2009 after being a part of the team ever since the team’s inception.

Jon, the eldest son of Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson, still belonged in the ownership group, and he was a previous football wide receiver at North Carolina.

The new UNC-Charlotte football stadium was named “Jerry Richardson Stadium” this summer, but Mr. Richardson will be giving a scholarship in Jon’s name.


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