Jerry Richardson Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Death, Transplant, Statue

Jerry Richardson whose birth name is Jerome Johnson Richardson Sr. was an an American businessman, former NFL player and former owner in the National Football League (NFL).

Jerry Richardson Biography

Jerry Richardson whose birth name is Jerome Johnson Richardson Sr. was an an American businessman, former NFL player and former owner in the National Football League (NFL). He established the Carolina Panthers franchise, which he owned for 23 years.  Richardson became the first former NFL player since George Halas to become an owner when the Carolinas were unanimously awarded the NFL’s 29th franchise.

Jerry Richardson Age

Richardson was born in Spring Hope, North Carolina on  July 18, 1936.

Jerry Richardson Death

Sadly Richardson passed away on 1 March 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States at the age of 86 years old.

Jerry Richardson Height

Richarrdson stood at height of 6 feet 3 inches tall

Jerry Richardson Family

Richardson was born in Spring Hope, North Carolina to his loving parents George Bertram Richardson(father), who worked as a barber and Mary Williams Richardson(mother) who worked in a women’s clothing store.

Jerry Richardson Wife

Richardson was married to a beautiful woman Rosalind Sallenger Richardson. The date on which the couple  got married have not been disclosed. In 2016 he funded the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, in honor of his wife, on the Wofford College campus.

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Jerry Richardson Children

He was a father of three children Ashley Richardson Allen, Mark Richardson, and John Richardson are surviving children.

Jerry Richardson Grandchildren

Richardson had nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Jerry Richardson Net Worth

The American businessman, Jerry Richardson has earned himself a decent amount of money. He has an estimated net worth of $2 billion.

Jerry Richardson Education

He attended  Fayetteville, North Carolina high school then later  entered Wofford College, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Jerry Richardson Career

Richardson was active in numerous groups on the Wofford campus, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order fraternity, President of the Inter-Fraternity Council, and member of the SCA Cabinet. Honors he received while at Wofford included Distinguished Military Student, Scabbard and Blade Military Fraternity, Sigma Delta Psi, Blue Key National Honorary Fraternity, and recognition in Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges.

Richardson played two seasons in the NFL, earning Colt Rookie of the Year honors in 1959. He caught a touchdown pass in the 1959 NFL Championship Game from quarterback Johnny Unitas. Following his NFL career, Richardson used his 1959 NFL championship bonus with the help of Charles Bradshaw to open the first Hardee’s franchise in Spartanburg. He later was the CEO of Flagstar, which was the sixth largest food service company in the United States, controlling 2,500 restaurants and providing jobs for 100,000 employees. He retired in 1995.

On October 26, 1993, Richardson became the first former NFL player since George Halas to become an owner when the Carolina Panthers were unanimously awarded the NFL’s 29th franchise. Richardson played a prominent role locking out the NFL players in 2011 and in negotiating a new players agreement. For the most part, Richardson has stayed in the background and rarely interferes in the Panthers’ day-to-day operations.

In the 2015 season, Richardson’s Panthers reached Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016, after losing only one game all season. The Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10. At company expense the Panthers transported and housed a majority of their employees at the Super Bowl.

in May 2018 Richardson finalized a sale to billionaire and then Pittsburgh Steelers minority owner David Tepper for an NFL record sales price of 2.2 billion dollars. The deal was approved by NFL owners on May 22, 2018. On June 28, 2018, Richardson was fined $2.75 million for alleged workplace misconduct.

Jerry Richardson Transplant

Richardson was hospitalized in Charlotte at Carolinas Medical Center in early December 2008, one month after receiving a pacemaker. Richardson, who had a history of heart trouble and had undergone quadruple bypass surgery in 2002, was placed on a donor waiting list for a new heart two days later. He received a new heart on February 1, 2009, and has since recovered from the transplant.

Jerry Richardson Statue

Jerry Richardson Sexual Harassment

Woman who accused Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson of sexual harassment comes forward with photos and further details. A former employee of the Carolina Panthers has published an article detailing disturbing allegations of sexual harassment against team owner Jerry Richardson.

An article published in Sports Illustrated by a former Carolina Panthers employee who has accused owner Jerry Richardson of sexual harassment has shed an unsettling light on Richardson’s alleged misdeeds as owner, including pictures of handwritten notes she says Richardson sent.

The photos, as well as the rest of the allegations, present a damning portrait not only of Richardson but the Panthers organization at large. The developments could pressure Richardson to speed up the sale of the team and push the new owner to undergo a top-to-bottom cultural overhaul of the organization.

In addition, the woman provided graphic details of her accusations against Richardson, such as a time she says he forced her to let him rub her legs “from toes to crotch,” asked her sexually charged questions, and other actions.

The article also describes the Panthers organizational culture as one in which Richardson’s abuse was regularly enabled, and one in which female employees were routinely treated as second class.

The former employee, who worked on the Panthers side of the organization, mentions that she was, among other things, not allowed on the team plane or to eat in the football lunchroom.

Allegations of Richardson sexually harassing female employees first surfaced in December, prompting Richardson to announce he was selling the team. The sale is still ongoing, and there is no clear timetable moving forward.