4 takeaways from Panthers owner David Tepper’s first presser since 2020

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David Tepper didn’t provide many details about the Carolina Panthers Rock Hill project

Probably the biggest mess of David Tepper’s ownership so far has been the Rock Hill headquarters project. When the NFL’s richest owner arrived in Charlotte, he began an $800 million project for a new facility based in South Carolina for the Carolina Panthers.

Nearly two years after the project began, a back-and-forth mess began after Carolina paused the project because the city didn’t provide bonds or funding. Rock Hill denied that and on April 19, it was announced that the deal between the two had dissolved.

Tepper’s brass has been relatively silent through the situation while South Carolina leaders and city officials have been very outspoken. When asked about it on Wednesday, the owner simply said:

"“We released a statement already, and we will respect the City of Rock Hill’s request not to have a back-and-forth about it.”"

He did say that the team will still travel and do events in South Carolina, hoping to keep the support from the community. And he’s also heard the negative chatter about him.

"“I’m just laughing about some people in the community what they say about me. But no matter what they say about me, we will be there for the people of Rock Hill, supporting the community in different fashions.”"