David Tepper received a penalty due to an incident where he tossed a drink at fans from the opposing team during their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The owner of the Carolina Panthers, David Tepper, received a significant $300,000 fine from the NFL.
The fine was a result of an incident where Tepper threw a drink at fans supporting the opposing team during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Tepper’s actions occurred during a disappointing 26-0 loss to the Jaguars, contributing to the Panthers’ dismal 2-14 season record, the worst in the NFL. Expressing regret, Tepper apologized for his behavior, admitting that he should have allowed stadium security to handle any issues that arose.
The incident unfolded following a crucial interception by Carolina quarterback Bryce Young, solidifying the defeat that cemented the team’s unfortunate status with the worst record in the league this season. Despite this, the Panthers’ aspirations of obtaining the top pick in the next NFL Draft were dashed as they had traded away that selection last year to acquire Young.
Since Tepper took ownership in 2018, the Panthers have endured six consecutive losing seasons, accumulating a modest 31-67 record. This disappointing streak stands in sharp contrast to Tepper’s significant financial success as a 66-year-old billionaire hedge fund owner. Notably, he also possesses ownership of Charlotte FC in Major League Soccer.
The incident serves as a notable low point in a season filled with challenges for the Panthers. Tepper’s hefty fine, amounting to $300,000, underscores the NFL’s position against inappropriate behavior by team owners. It highlights the league’s commitment to maintaining decorum and respect among its members.