Did they rep Rae Carruth?
Seifert said Panthers owner Jerry Richardson decided to stop paying Carruth after consulting with team officials as well as NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Gene Upshaw, head of the players' union. Seifert said Tagliabue and Upshaw supported Richardson's decision.
Team officials said their move was based in part on a clause in standard NFL player contracts that stipulates that players must be able to perform services for their team. They also said that if Carruth is exonerated, he would get whatever money the team owes him.