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NFL: Former Panthers cheerleader takes over control of team

NFL: Former Panthers cheerleader takes over control of team

The Carolina Panthers promoted Tina Becker to Chief Operating Officer and gave her control of the team’s day-to-day management amid an investigation into alleged misconduct by owner Jerry Richardson, who will sell the team.

Becker began her career as a cheerleader and over 19 years has served in a variety of management roles, including directing the Panthers’ business and administrative operations, ticketing and sponsorship, and stadium operations.

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