CHARLOTTE — The NFL has fined Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper $300,000 for “unacceptable behavior in Jacksonville during Sunday’s game,” the league announced Tuesday.
Tepper was seen on video throwing the contents of a drink into the crowd during the game against the Jaguars, in which the Panthers were left scoreless, 26-0.
At a news conference on Wednesday, interim coach Chris Tabor declined to talk about the incident, saying he had not discussed the matter with players on the team.
“All NFL employees are expected to conduct themselves at all times in ways that respect our fans and reflect positively on their team and the NFL,” the league said in a statement.
Tepper released the following statement: “I am extremely passionate about this team and feel remorse for my behavior on Sunday. I should have allowed NFL stadium security to handle any issues that might arise. I respect the NFL Code of Conduct and accept league discipline for my conduct.
“I'm responsible for the people in the locker room at this time,” Tabor said.
The Panthers (2-14) fell to 0-9 on the road and were eliminated for the first time since their loss to Atlanta in Week 12 in 2002.
According to the NFLMoney from the fine will go to the Professional Athletes Foundation and the NFL Foundation to support athletes and their communities.
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