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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | April 8, 1993
NFL officials are monitoring charges of racism lodged against the South Carolina-based Denny's restaurant chain, whose chairman is head of Charlotte, N.C.'s bid to join the league.The Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Commission for Fairness in Athletics says it may work against Charlotte's bid if the matter is not resolved to its satisfaction.Denny's is owned by TW Holdings Inc., of Spartanburg, S.C., which is headed by Jerry Richardson, a former Colts player and the lead investor in Charlotte's prospective NFL ownership group.
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By From Sun news services | December 15, 2008
Carolina owner Jerry Richardson (right), a former Baltimore Colt who is awaiting a heart transplant, attended yesterday's game between his Panthers and the Denver Broncos in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers won, 30-10. The 72-year-old owner was told last week during a hospital stay that he needs a transplant. He was placed on a donor waiting list. In spite of his health, he was in a front-row seat yesterday in his open-air suite at Bank of America Stadium. He appeared to be covered in a black and blue Panthers blanket.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | September 10, 1992
Former Baltimore Colts great John Unitas has agreed to attend a pep rally designed to promote Jerry Richardson's bid for an NFL expansion team in Charlotte, N.C.But Unitas' son said last night that Sunday's appearance in Spartanburg, S.C., does not mean the Hall of Fame quarterback has switched loyalties in the race for a team.John Unitas Jr. labeled a report in a Columbia, S.C., newspaper that indicated Unitas had abandoned Baltimore's effort as "absolute b.""It's preposterous to think my father ever would be in support of Charlotte over Baltimore," the younger Unitas said.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | January 5, 1997
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- They have been called America's Team.They also have been called America's Most Wanted.Whatever the label, the Dallas Cowboys are usually the main attraction wherever they play, and that will be no different today when they meet the Carolina Panthers in an NFC semifinal game.Carolina is a second-year expansion team that won its division and is playing its first playoff game -- a great story.But the Cowboys were the team leading off the sports -- and national -- news all week, and not because they're trying to become the first team to win four Super Bowls in five years.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | September 10, 1992
Former Baltimore Colts great John Unitas has agreed to attend a pep rally designed to promote Jerry Richardson's bid for an NFL expansion team in Charlotte, N.C.But Mr. Unitas's son said last night that Sunday's appearance in Spartanburg, S.C., does not mean the Hall of Fame quarterback has switched loyalties in the race for an expansion team.John Unitas Jr. labeled a report in a Columbia, S.C., newspaper that indicated Mr. Unitas had abandoned Baltimore's effort as "absolute b.""It's preposterous to think my father ever would be in support of Charlotte over Baltimore," the younger Mr. Unitas said.
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By Jon Morgan and James Bock and Jon Morgan and James Bock,Staff Writers Staff writer David Michael Ettlin contributed to this article | July 2, 1993
The Baltimore-based NAACP, disregarding a hometown bid for a National Football League franchise, endorsed yesterday the rival effort of Charlotte, N.C.The two cities are considered front-running competitors for an NFL franchise, but Charlotte's effort has been rocked by accusations of racism lodged against a company operated by the proposed team owner, Jerry Richardson.Yesterday, however, officials of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced they had reached a "fair-share agreement" with Richardson's NFL group and Flagstar Corp.
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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Staff Writer | October 27, 1993
A grim-faced Gov. William Donald Schaefer and his NFL franchise-bidding team returned to Baltimore early today without the ball, but insisting that the game is not over."
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | November 2, 1993
Since everybody agrees that Hugh McColl is a very brilliant fellow, it will now be a thing of beauty to watch him attempt to prove it. Already, he has proved it for Charlotte, N.C., where he's the darling of the moment. Automatically, though, this makes him a potential persona non banker around here.Did you see him on television last week from Chicago? With everybody around here looking on like orphans with our faces against the window of some terrific party from which we'd been excluded, there was McColl playing kissy-face with Jerry Richardson, the owner of the brand new Carolina Panthers.
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By John Steadman | April 2, 1993
Take Jerry Richardson away from the Charlotte proposal to enter the National Football League and, at best, the expansion race would be no contest, fait accompli. Had it not been for the most eventful and vital variable of them all -- timing -- he would likely have been trying to put a franchise in Baltimore, where he began and ended his pro football career.The Richardson element is the most interesting aspect of all the play-action associated with the NFL's intention to add two new teams for the 1995 season.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | January 5, 1997
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- They have been called America's Team.They also have been called America's Most Wanted.Whatever the label, the Dallas Cowboys are usually the main attraction wherever they play, and that will be no different today when they meet the Carolina Panthers in an NFC semifinal game.Carolina is a second-year expansion team that won its division and is playing its first playoff game -- a great story.But the Cowboys were the team leading off the sports -- and national -- news all week, and not because they're trying to become the first team to win four Super Bowls in five years.
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By John Steadman | February 11, 1994
ATLANTA -- When it comes to having a good time, Alex Hawkins, who seems more mythical than real, is at the head of the class. He's 56 going on 15, which means he's an adult who has never totally taken leave of adolescence.Hawkins remains the perpetual free spirit. A beloved character who played hard, on and off the field, and refuses to look back or offer a word of regret. In 1976, he sold a refuse business for $400,000 instead of taking a stock option that brokers tell him would now be worth $60 million.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | November 2, 1993
Since everybody agrees that Hugh McColl is a very brilliant fellow, it will now be a thing of beauty to watch him attempt to prove it. Already, he has proved it for Charlotte, N.C., where he's the darling of the moment. Automatically, though, this makes him a potential persona non banker around here.Did you see him on television last week from Chicago? With everybody around here looking on like orphans with our faces against the window of some terrific party from which we'd been excluded, there was McColl playing kissy-face with Jerry Richardson, the owner of the brand new Carolina Panthers.
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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Staff Writer | October 27, 1993
A grim-faced Gov. William Donald Schaefer and his NFL franchise-bidding team returned to Baltimore early today without the ball, but insisting that the game is not over."
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By Jon Morgan and James Bock and Jon Morgan and James Bock,Staff Writers Staff writer David Michael Ettlin contributed to this article | July 2, 1993
The Baltimore-based NAACP, disregarding a hometown bid for a National Football League franchise, endorsed yesterday the rival effort of Charlotte, N.C.The two cities are considered front-running competitors for an NFL franchise, but Charlotte's effort has been rocked by accusations of racism lodged against a company operated by the proposed team owner, Jerry Richardson.Yesterday, however, officials of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced they had reached a "fair-share agreement" with Richardson's NFL group and Flagstar Corp.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | April 8, 1993
NFL officials are monitoring charges of racism lodged against the South Carolina-based Denny's restaurant chain, whose chairman is head of Charlotte, N.C.'s bid to join the league.The Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Commission for Fairness in Athletics says it may work against Charlotte's bid if the matter is not resolved to its satisfaction.Denny's is owned by TW Holdings Inc., of Spartanburg, S.C., which is headed by Jerry Richardson, a former Colts player and the lead investor in Charlotte's prospective NFL ownership group.
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By John Steadman | April 2, 1993
Take Jerry Richardson away from the Charlotte proposal to enter the National Football League and, at best, the expansion race would be no contest, fait accompli. Had it not been for the most eventful and vital variable of them all -- timing -- he would likely have been trying to put a franchise in Baltimore, where he began and ended his pro football career.The Richardson element is the most interesting aspect of all the play-action associated with the NFL's intention to add two new teams for the 1995 season.
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By John Steadman | February 19, 1992
What the Carolina entry in the National Football League expansion process wants to do is start taking orders for "club seats and luxury boxes" so it can finance the building of its proposed stadium. The effort would not include the general sale of tickets, but what is being discussed qualifies as both unusual and premature -- considering that the two expansion cities are not scheduled to be named until October.The idea was first broached at the gathering of expansion cities at a December meeting in New York, but commissioner Paul Tagliabue wisely did not grant approval.
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By John Steadman | February 11, 1994
ATLANTA -- When it comes to having a good time, Alex Hawkins, who seems more mythical than real, is at the head of the class. He's 56 going on 15, which means he's an adult who has never totally taken leave of adolescence.Hawkins remains the perpetual free spirit. A beloved character who played hard, on and off the field, and refuses to look back or offer a word of regret. In 1976, he sold a refuse business for $400,000 instead of taking a stock option that brokers tell him would now be worth $60 million.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | September 10, 1992
Former Baltimore Colts great John Unitas has agreed to attend a pep rally designed to promote Jerry Richardson's bid for an NFL expansion team in Charlotte, N.C.But Unitas' son said last night that Sunday's appearance in Spartanburg, S.C., does not mean the Hall of Fame quarterback has switched loyalties in the race for a team.John Unitas Jr. labeled a report in a Columbia, S.C., newspaper that indicated Unitas had abandoned Baltimore's effort as "absolute b.""It's preposterous to think my father ever would be in support of Charlotte over Baltimore," the younger Unitas said.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | September 10, 1992
Former Baltimore Colts great John Unitas has agreed to attend a pep rally designed to promote Jerry Richardson's bid for an NFL expansion team in Charlotte, N.C.But Mr. Unitas's son said last night that Sunday's appearance in Spartanburg, S.C., does not mean the Hall of Fame quarterback has switched loyalties in the race for an expansion team.John Unitas Jr. labeled a report in a Columbia, S.C., newspaper that indicated Mr. Unitas had abandoned Baltimore's effort as "absolute b.""It's preposterous to think my father ever would be in support of Charlotte over Baltimore," the younger Mr. Unitas said.
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