South Carolina: Tax break for Carolina Panthers near passage

Sports 05/20/19, 14:44

South Carolina legislators are expected to clear the final hurdle to giving the Carolina Panthers up to $120 million in tax breaks to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina.The Senate voted 23-16 on Monday to approve a compromise smoothing over small differences in the bill. ...

Carolina Panthers offered $120M to move practice field to SC

Sports 05/09/19, 15:48

South Carolina appears ready to offer $120 million in tax breaks to the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina, after the state Senate overrode objections that a billionaire NFL owner didn't need public help.The Senate voted 27-15 on Thursday to exempt the ...

SC Carolina Panthers HQ, practice fields bid faces key vote

Football 05/07/19, 12:50

The South Carolina Senate appears to be preparing for a key vote on whether to give the Carolina Panthers tax breaks and incentives to move their practice fields out of North Carolina.State Sen. Dick Harpootlian removed his objection from the bill Tuesday so it could come to a vote.But the ...

Panthers trade up, get LT Greg Little to protect Cam Newton

Football 04/26/19, 19:03

The Carolina Panthers traded up in the second round of the NFL draft to select M Mississippi left tackle Greg Little with the 37th overall pick.The Panthers Friday night traded a second-round pick (No. 47) and a third-round pick (No. 77) to Seattle to get Little. Carolina has one pick ...

Panthers select Florida State DE Burns with 1st round pick

Football 04/25/19, 21:27

The Carolina Panthers hope they have found another explosive pass rushing defensive end in Brian Burns.Carolina selected the Florida State standout with the 16th pick in Thursday's night draft to bolster a pass rush that finished 27th in the league in sacks last season. The Panthers hope he is a ...

Panthers could turn to offensive, defensive line in draft

Football 04/18/19, 13:22

After focusing on upgrading the team's overall speed the past few NFL drafts, don't be surprised if the Carolina Panthers look to add bulk up front this year. The Panthers have needs at left tackle and defensive end following the retirement of Julius Peppers and the release of Matt Kalil. Carolina ...

SC senator questions benefits analysis of Panthers HQ move

Football 04/10/19, 16:19

A state senator said Wednesday he still isn't convinced an economic incentive bill meant to lure the NFL's Carolina Panthers practice fields and team headquarters to South Carolina is a worthwhile deal for taxpayers.Democratic state Sen. Dick Harpootlian of Columbia retained his own economist to analyze the state's examination of ...

Redskins’ Collins glad to put Giants’ turmoil behind him

Football 03/14/19, 16:15

Dave Gettleman's trash seems to be the Washington Redskins' treasure.Three years after the-then Carolina Panthers general manager let cornerback Josh Norman out of his franchise tag, Gettleman opted for his New York Giants not to use the franchise tag on safety Landon Collins and let him go to free agency. ...

South Carolina tries to get new Panthers practice facility

Football 03/13/19, 12:27

South Carolina wants the Carolina Panthers to move their practice facility into their state's suburbs. But there is at least one big hurdle — football players don't practice enough hours to be considered full-time employees in the state, so South Carolina can't offer the Panthers tax credits and other incentives.Gov. ...

Misbehaving owners hardly unheard of in pro sports

Sports 02/22/19, 16:12

Misbehaving owners of sports teams have drawn headlines pretty much since sports have been around.Now, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft faces misdemeanor charges of soliciting a prostitute after police said he was twice videotaped paying for a sex act at a massage parlor in Florida amid a crackdown on ...

Panthers Reid: New contract more proof NFL owners colluded

Sports 02/11/19, 14:34

Eric Reid has signed a three-year contract worth more than $22 million with the Carolina Panthers, a deal the safety believes is additional proof that NFL owners conspired to keep him out of the league last season.Reid said Monday he believes he got "fair market value" after making just $1.69 ...

NFL and NFLPA: Reid drug tested ‘normal’ amount of times

Sports 01/09/19, 14:01

The NFL and the NFL Players Association say outspoken Eric Reid was not singled out with excessive drug tests.The joint statement released Wednesday said an independent administrator found Reid received the "normal" number of drug tests this season. The statement said, "there is no evidence of targeting or any other ...

Allen thrives until injury, Panthers beat Brees-less Saints

Football 12/30/18, 16:25

Undrafted rookie Kyle Allen passed for 228 yards and two touchdowns before injuring his shoulder, and the Carolina Panthers cruised to a 33-14 victory over a Saints squad looking ahead to the playoffs.Allen, a third-stringer pressed into service with Cam Newton and backup Taylor Heinicke out, also ran for a ...

Saints’ Payton eyes history in finale vs. Panthers

Football 12/27/18, 18:31

Saints coach Sean Payton wants to make history this weekend.How badly remains to be seen. That will be judged in part by the players he tries to win with when the playoff-bound Saints (13-2) host the reeling Carolina Panthers (6-9) on Sunday.With the Saints having clinched the NFC's No. 1 ...

Ryan, Falcons hand Panthers 7th straight loss, 24-10

Football 12/23/18, 16:19

Matt Ryan threw for 239 yards and three touchdowns, and the Atlanta Falcons handed Carolina Panthers their seventh straight loss and knocked their NFC South rivals out of playoff contention with a 24-10 win on Sunday.Ryan found Calvin Ridley for a 75-yard touchdown strike on the first play of the ...

Panthers must decide whether it’s time to sit ailing Newton

Football 12/18/18, 01:28

It's come to the point in the season where the Carolina Panthers must make the difficult decision of whether or not to sit Cam Newton.With the postseason a longshot at best following a six-game losing streak and the former league MVP seemingly unable to throw the ball more than 20 ...

Saints’ D puts clamps on Newton in 12-9 win over Panthers

Football 12/17/18, 23:28

Alvin Kamara had 103 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown, the Saints' defense put the clamps on Cam Newton and New Orleans defeated the Carolina Panthers 12-9 on Monday night to take a big step toward locking up home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs.Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton, center right, celebrates ...

Panthers’ playoff hopes take major blow with loss to Browns

Football 12/09/18, 19:37

Cam Newton's unique fashion choices remain exciting.Everything else about the Carolina Panthers looks stale.Unable to come up with big plays down the stretch again, the reeling Panthers suffered their fifth straight loss, a 26-20 setback to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday that puts a major dent in Carolina's playoff hopes.Afterward, ...

Big issue: Browns concerned with Newton’s size vs. Panthers

Football 12/06/18, 18:30

During a meeting this week with his defense, Browns interim coach Gregg Williams used star end Myles Garrett as a model.And a warning.A 6-foot-4, 270-pound mass of chiseled muscle, power and speed, Garrett cuts an imposing figure. He's a physical specimen, the kind of athlete that stands out even in ...

Panthers’ Olsen re-injures right foot, done for season

Football 12/02/18, 20:21

If the Carolina Panthers are going to pull out of a frustrating tailspin, they'll have to do it without three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen.Olsen re-injured his right foot during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the latest blow to the 33-year-old's bid to return to form ...

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