NFL fines Panthers owner David Tepper 300000 for throwing drinks

NFL fines Panthers owner David Tepper $300,000 for throwing drinks into the stands – WSOC Charlotte

CHARLOTTE – The NFL fined Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper $300,000 for “unacceptable conduct in Jacksonville during Sunday's game,” the league announced Tuesday.

Video showed Tepper throwing the contents of a drink into the crowd during the game against the Jaguars, in which the Panthers went scoreless 26-0.

In a news conference Wednesday, interim coach Chris Tabor declined to discuss the incident, saying he had not discussed it with the team's players.

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“All NFL employees are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner that respects our fans and has a positive impact on their team and the NFL,” the league said in a statement.

Tepper released the following statement: “I am deeply excited about this team and regret my behavior on Sunday. I should have entrusted NFL Stadium Security with any issues that arose. I respect the NFL Code of Conduct and accept the league’s discipline for my conduct.”

“I’m responsible for the guys in the locker room at this point,” Tabor said.

The Panthers (2-14) fell to 0-9 on the road and were shut out for the first time since their Week 12 loss to Atlanta in 2002.

According to the NFL, money from the penalty will go to the Professional Athletes Foundation and the NFL Foundation to support athletes and their communities.