Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera called misconduct allegations against team owner Jerry Richardson “serious” Monday but said the team will “go forward” as it pushes toward the NFL playoffs. “I know the allegations are serious,” Rivera said near the start of his regular Monday news conference. “Everybody should be heard and listened to and respected. At the end of the day, who am I to judge? We need to have all the answers. We are still here to play football.” At 10-4, the Panthers are tied with the New Orleans Saints for first place in the NFC South with two games remaining. A Sports Illustrated story published Sunday listed numerous workplace misconduct settlements made by the Panthers and Richardson, who later Sunday revealed that he plans to sell the team he has owned since its inception in 1993. The NFL is investigating the allegations.