Jerry Richardson's son is dead
Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:09 PM
God forbid I outlive my own son.
RIP Jon Richardson and condolences to the Richardson family.
Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:27 PM
Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:29 PM
Just to be clear Mark Richardson was our former President and Jon had a similar title but was in charge of Stadium Operations.
With that said I am very sad to hear this. Jon was always considered the "Blue Collar" Richardson that worked his tail off and preferred jeans to a suit. I am very sad for Mr. Richardson and I hope he can endure.
The Panthers have plenty of people that can take care of business with training camp looming. I just hope the Cat gets some time with his family.
Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:31 PM
Thoughts are with the Richardson family. By the way, am I the only panther fan that is offended that NFL Network nor ESPN has even brought it up but any other tragic event (I.e Robert Kraft's wife died, Andy Reid's son overdosed) gets full blown coverage... I think it is kind of a slap in the face to Mr. Richardson considering his position in the league.
Yeah but to be honest Jerry doesn't like making his family public anyways.
Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:37 PM
Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:41 PM
Hopefully we can do some sort of tribute to him for the upcoming season.
Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:47 PM
I do not personally know Mr. Richardson, but I am truly sorry for his loss. It is a sad day in Panthernation.
Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:57 PM
So sad to hear this. My full condolences and sympathies to the Richardson family and the entire Panther organization.
Cancer bit us again. Damn.
Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:00 AM
Story courtesy of our old friend, Brett Borden...
A few years back when Jon was still president of stadium operations, the team - for whatever reason - wasn't able to give out their usual Christmas bonuses.
Jon reportedly called all of his direct employees in and gave each one a hundred dollars out of his own pocket. Even apologized that he couldn't give more.
That's the kind of boss I think anyone would want to work for.