The team said Friday former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles is overseeing the investigation by a Los Angeles-based law firm.
Team spokesman Steven Drummond said in a release that the
"The entire organization is fully 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," Drummond said in the release. "We have work to do to achieve this goal, but we are going to meet it."
Richardson was unavailable for comment.
Drummond told the Associated Press because the matter is under legal review, the Panthers cannot comment publicly on the specifics of the allegations.
The Panthers made the
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league has no comment at this time.
The investigation against the team's only owner in franchise history is being led by international law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, LLP, and will be overseen by Bowles, who is a minority owner.
Peterson on injured reserve
Adrian Peterson was placed on injured reserve because of a neck injury, ending the running back’s season after only six games with the
Acquired from New Orleans on Oct. 10, Peterson ran for 448 yards — 314 in his first three games — and two touchdowns in 129 carries and had nine catches for 66 yards for the Cardinals. He missed the last two games. In four games for the
"The good news is my neck injury doesn't require surgery, but I'm told by Dr. Robert Watkins that the best thing for me is just more rest than the length of the season," Peterson wrote on Instagram. "Obviously, I'm disappointed about going on IR when my body is still able to produce, but I look forward to returning completely healthy for another season in 2018. I'm grateful for the opportunity that the Arizona Cardinals have given me to show I can still contribute on an NFL team."
Peterson signed with the Saints during the offseason after spending his first 10 NFL seasons with the
Peterson is under contract through next season.
"He'll heal fine," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. "I don't even think about next year. I have enough problems with Washington this week."
Also Friday, the Cardinals acquired cornerback C.J. Goodwin off waivers from Atlanta. Goodwin appeared in 12 games for the
There will be no Mo in New Orleans.
The New York Jets have benched defensive end
Coach Todd Bowles announced that Wilkerson will not travel with the team— just two weeks after the 2011 first-round draft pick was benched for most of the first quarter against
"It's a coach's decision," said Bowles, adding it was not injury-related.
Bowles would neither confirm nor deny the decision to leave Wilkerson home was a disciplinary action. But NJ Advance Media reported that Wilkerson was late for the Jets' team meeting on Friday morning.
"I'm just worried about the guys going to the game tomorrow, and I'm going to coach those 53 guys," Bowles said before repeating it several times when pushed for details.
Bowles also wouldn't say whether the benching could last for more than just one game.
League issues fines