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11-5, 1st in NFC South
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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

David Tepper gets unanimous approval by the 32 league owners to purchase the Panthers. And here he is introduced by commissioner Roger Goodell.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

David Tepper philosophy as owner of the Panthers: ‘The first thing i care about is winning. The second thing I care about is winning. The third thing I care about is winning. On and off the field.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

David Tepper says no plans to move the Panthers from Charlotte, N.C. Reminds Jerry Richardson named the team thé Carolina Panthers for a reason. Also reminds he won't take over till July when sale is final.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Done. Now that the 32 league owners have approved David Tepper to purchase the Carolina Panthers he must sell his five-percent minority ownership of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The close of the sale won't be complete until July, so Tepper won't be fully in charge until then. But he wasn't planning to make any changes on the football side, so it will remain business as usual there. Next up for the NFL is to complete its investigation into Jerry Richardson, who put the team up for sale after the season amidst allegations of sexual and racial misconduct. Richardson was present in Atlanta for Tuesday's owners meeting to cast his vote for Tepper, who had the winning bid at $2.275 billion. It was the first time Richardson attended the meetings since the spring of 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is at the owners meeting in Atlanta to pass the torch to David Tepper, who is purchasing the team for $2.275 billion. Richardson arrived on Monday. It is the first time Richardson has attended the league meetings since the spring of 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II is excited to have David Tepper, a minority owner with the Steelers, on the verge of becoming the owner of the Carolina Panthers. “David will be a good owner. He has great passion for the game of football . . . loves the game. He came from Pittsburgh, what else can you ask for?''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

David Tepper begins his day at NFL owners meetings In Atlanta that sometime after 1:30 pm will include being approved by the 32 league owners to purchase the Carolina Panthers.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Hedge fund billionaire David Tepper arrived at the NFL owners meeting in Atlanta early Monday evening. He had dinner in the hotel bar and had a lengthy conversation with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Owners will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday to approve the minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers. Should be announced shortly after 2.

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McNair: Don't expect surprises in Panthers sale

Texans owner Bob McNair doesn't expect "any surprises'' Tuesday in Steelers minority owner David Tepper getting the required 24 votes from the 32 NFL owners for approval to purchase the Panthers.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans owner Bob McNair said he doesn't think ‘'there will be any surprises ‘' on Tuesday when NFL owners vote to approve Pittsburgh Steelers minority owner David Tepper as the next owner of the Carolina Panthers.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Are Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess, partners on ‘'Dancing With The Stars,'' dating as some rumor mills have implied? They do have great chemistry on and off the dance floor. Here's their answer as they prepare for Monday night's finale:

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

So how does Josh Norman go from sleeping on his brother Mario's couch with no direction in his life to shirtless on ‘'Live with Kelly and Seacrest" to Monday night's finale of "Dancing With The Stars?"

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Norman has jumped out of an airplane and driven a race car in previous offseasons, so how does "Dancing With The Stars'' compare? He and partner Sharna Burgess address.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

"Dancing With The Stars" professional Sharna Burgess when asked if she new who Josh Norman was before they began their journey to Monday night's finale was brutally honest.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Pittsburgh Steelers minority owner David Tepper, in his commencement speech at Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday, said this has been a "helluva week.'' First, he was proud to be giving the commencement speech and receive an honorary doctor degree. Next, he said: "A kid who couldn't afford to go to an NFL game until well into his 20s is on the verge of getting the NFL's approval to buy the Carolina Panthers. Not too shabby.'' That approval is expected on Tuesday at the owners meeting in Atlanta.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Hedge fund billionaire David Tepper, expected to be approved at the NFL meetings in Atlanta on Tuesday as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers, on Sunday was awarded the honorary Doctor of Business Practice degree at Carnegie Mellon University. Tepper, who received an MBA from Carnegie in 1982, had a winning bid of $2.275 billion. His latest donation to Carnegie is a new campus hub for the business school named after him

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The final sale price for the Panthers, according to a league source, is $2.275 billion. That would top the U.S. sports franchise record $2.2 billion the Houston Rockets sold for in 2017. The former record for an NFL team was Buffalo for $1.4 billion.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney II on David Tepper, the new owner of the Panthers pending approval by the league: "David Tepper has been a good partner in the Pittsburgh Steelers ownership group since 2009. Though I am sorry he will be leaving us, I am excited for David to become the new owner of the Carolina Panthers. I wish David all the best as he completes the process to finalize the transaction and assumes the leadership of the Panthers' organization.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

David Tepper statement on reaching agreement to purchase the Panthers, “I am thrilled to have been selected to be the next owner of the Carolina Panthers. I have learned a great deal about the community and the team over the past several months and look forward to becoming part of the Carolinas. I want to thank Jerry Richardson and the other Panthers partners for all they have done to establish and develop the NFL in the Carolinas. It has been a remarkable 25-year journey and I promise to build upon the Panthers' success on the field and in the community.”

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Jerry Richardson on the sale of the Panther to David Tepper: "Bringing the Panthers and the NFL to the Carolinas in 1993 was enormously fulfilling for Rosalind and me and all of our partners.We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support over the last 25 years. You have taken the Panthers into your hearts and made them part of this warm and supportive community. We want to thank all of our past and present players, coaches and staff for their hard work in making the Panthers a great success both on the field and in the community. The personal relationships we have enjoyed have been very meaningful to us."

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Team Stats

Passing Yards192.328th
Rushing Yards131.44th
Points For22.712th
Points Against20.411th