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Monday, February 14, 2011
Did Jerry Richardson go out of of bounds?

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who generally despises being in the spotlight, suddenly has it glaring upon him.

According to several reports, Richardson allegedly spoke to New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees and Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning in a condescending tone during a labor negotiating session the day before the Super Bowl. Richardson reportedly asked at least one of the players if he needed help reading a revenue chart.

Manning and Brees have not talked publicly about the alleged incident. Arizona kicker Jay Feely, who was not in the meeting, provided some details in a radio interview.

Richardson has been leading the owners’ side of the labor negotiations. He also is the only owner to have played in the league.

I have a call into Richardson to see if he wants to discuss the alleged incident. I’ll let you know if he has anything to say.