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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:00 am

NFL

New owner of Panthers takes control of club

Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Carolina Panthers announced the sale of the franchise to David Tepper has closed.

Tepper becomes only the second owner in team history. He started work Monday.

Tepper, the founder and president of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management L.P., bought the team from founder Jerry Richardson for $2.2 billion – the most ever paid for an NFL franchise.

Richardson put the team up for sale in December after reports of sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace, which the league later confirmed.

NFL owners approved of the sale to Tepper on May 22 in Atlanta.

Ex-player arrested

Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner was arrested after police say he broke into the Southern California house of an ex-girlfriend who has a restraining order against him.

The 33-year-old was arrested Sunday in La Verne, which is about 30 miles east of Los Angeles.

Browner played football for Oregon State before signing with the Seattle Seahawks in 2011. He later played for the New England Patriots when they won the Super Bowl.

Cowboy faces weapons charge

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Marquez White is facing a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Collin County court records, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

White, 23, was indicted June 7 on one count and is free on a $7,500 bond. The charge stems from a road rage incident on the Dallas North Tollway in Plano on Oct. 20 in which White brandished a gun at a fellow driver.