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Silver Takes Up CSR Challenge; Praises Panthers Owner

In his latest article on Yahoo, Michael Silver had something nice to say about the Panthers, which appears to be in response to a post on CSR.

From the article:

Further damning is the fact that, with the disappearance of the salary cap in the final year of the recently expired CBA, owners had every opportunity to plan for this eventuality. Some teams blatantly seemed to do just that – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars reportedly spent less than $90 million in player compensation last season, for an estimated savings of more than $30 million apiece (relative to what would have been the spending minimum in a capped year). Yet Chiefs owner Clark Hunt is among those who instituted staffwide pay reductions once the lockout began in March – a move that, in his case, is particularly unconscionable.

Other owners who’ve reportedly reduced salaries and/or mandated unpaid furloughs include the Arizona Cardinals’ Bill Bidwill, the Atlanta Falcons’ Arthur Blank, the Buffalo Bills’ Ralph Wilson, the Detroit Lions’ William Clay Ford, the Miami Dolphins’ Stephen Ross and the New York Jets’ Woody Johnson.

Conversely, the group of owners who’ve done right by their employees includes the Cleveland Browns’ Randy Lerner, the Dallas Cowboys’ Jerry Jones and the Oakland Raiders’ Al Davis (who has also mandated that staffers sell season-ticket plans to avoid a pay cut). Several teams (the Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks) have promised not to cut coaching staff pay, even if the lockout extends into the season, and the Carolina Panthers’ Jerry Richardson has commendably told employees they won’t suffer any negative financial ramifications – regardless of whether it lasts several months past September.

The last sentence was what pertained to us, thought it was funny seeing him backpedal a bit. In fairness his earlier rant was more on the panthers players and their perceived kowtowing to the owners instead of painting richardson in a bad light.

I must admit I only read the article to see if he made mention of the Panthers and if they painted him in a good light.

This my first fanpost, if it's not worthy of it then my bad he seemed to stir alot of feathers so I thought this might help some. Also as I said my first one so yeah its a noob copy n paste baby frankly dunno what I am doing here in regards to jumps and all forgive my ignorance please.

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