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Sport Report: Steelers minority owner leading contender to buy Panthers

03:58  21 february  2018
03:58  21 february  2018 Source:   sportsxchange.com

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David Tepper, a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers , is reportedly a leading contender to purchase the Carolina Panthers . Earlier this week, the Charlotte Observer reported that Navarro reached out to Peyton Manning to join his ownership group.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that David Tepper, who owns a small piece of the Steelers and founded the hedge fund Appaloosa Management, is considered a “ strong contender ” to buy the team. The last Steelers minority owner to buy a team was Jimmy Haslem.

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said in December he plans to sell the team.© Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said in December he plans to sell the team.

A minority owner in the Pittsburgh Steelers has emerged as a potential front-runner to buy the Carolina Panthers, according to the NFL Network.

David Tepper, a billionaire hedge fund manager, is considered a top contender to buy the club, a high-ranking team source told Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network.

Last week, the Charlotte Observer reported that South Carolina businessman Ben Navarro is a serious bidder for the team, although Garafolo quoted another source that called Tepper the "leader in the clubhouse."

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David Tepper, a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers , is reportedly a leading contender to purchase the Carolina Panthers . Earlier this week, the Charlotte Observer reported that Navarro reached out to Peyton Manning to join his ownership group.

Report : Steelers minority owner David Tepper a “strong contender ” to buy Panthers .

Per the latest report, Tepper, 60, has a net worth estimated at $11 billion by Forbes Magazine. The founder of Appaloosa Management, Tepper owns a 5-percent share in the Steelers, which he would have to sell in order to buy the Panthers.

Carolina owner and founder Jerry Richardson announced in mid-December that he was putting the team up for sale in the wake of allegations of workplace misconduct made against him. The NFL is investigating the matter.

Richardson, 81, who played for the Baltimore Colts in 1959-60, became the first former NFL player since George Halas to own an NFL team when he was awarded an expansion franchise on Oct. 26, 1993.

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