This whole problem goes a lot deeper than our front office. Don't blame this organization. I know people find his hard to believe but the NFL and the Panthers make money from corporate sponsors. The Panthers rely on corporations like Bank of America and Nike and all of those big mega corporations to support them. They will not loose sponsors.
Once they threaten to pull their sponsorships, teams listen. Fact is, all of these corporations hate what is going on and the NFL is having to bow to them. I know people will argue that fans are more important than sponsorships and maybe that is true, but fans will come back. The NFL looses players all the time and they rebuild themselves. Losing sponsorships is another issue.
I really think the NFL wanted all of this to blow over. That was the plan. Until the sponsors started to leave and now this is a huge mess.
Did you hear.. Anheuser-Busch is now talking about the NFL and how upset they are? Look at all the money they spend!! You don't think Roger is just a bit concerned? Jerry Richardson too? Now Bank of America who sponsors our stadium has come out. Come on people.