NFL owners voted to begin a new chapter in Carolina Panthers history Tuesday, and approved David Tepper as the team's new owner.
The unanimous vote gave the Panthers the second owner in team history. It also marked the end of Jerry Richardson's 25-year tenure as owner and a turbulent five-month period for the franchise.
Tepper was introduced by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell immediately after the approval, and called the Carolinas a fantastic place with a strong football tradition, and removed any doubt the team would stay.
“What’s the name of the team? Carolina Panthers," Tepper said. "It’s gonna stay the Carolina Panthers. Charlotte is the logical place for a stadium,” Tepper said.