David Tepper Addresses The Future of The Carolina Panthers


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper talked about the future of the NFL team during a long meeting with reporters Tuesday in Charlotte.

Tepper told reporters, including WCNC Sports Director Nick Carboni, that he's upset with yesterday's 29-3 loss at home against the Atlanta Falcons.

During the meeting, where cameras were not allowed and reporters were not allowed to record direct quotes, Tepper indicated it would be unwise to make any decisions on anyone's future right now, Carboni tweeted.

Kyle Allen, who has moved into the spotlight as quarterback while Cam Newton remains injured, struggled Sunday for the Panthers (5-5).

Tepper is leading through his second season as owner. He feels the organization has been mediocre over the years, Carboni said in tweets summarizing the meeting. Tepper intends to turn the team into a "consistent winner," Carboni described.

Tepper said no decision has been made on the long-term future of Newton, who has been placed on injured reserve. His future would depend on his recovery and whether or not his injured foot requires surgery.

Tepper did not address the future of coach Ron Rivera or general manager Marty Hurney, instead insisting that those topics would not be addressed during Monday's meeting.

Within 10 years Tepper wants to build the Carolina Panthers a new stadium. Speculation indicates the Pipe and Foundry area, which is located adjacent to Bank of America Stadium on Morehead Street, is considered a potential location.

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