Panthers COO Tina Becker resigns

Carolina Panthers Chief Operating Officer Tina Becker is resigning.

The team made the announcement Monday, shortly after the $2.275-billion sale of the franchise to Tepper was finalized.

Becker has served as COO since December 2017 and has been with the Panthers for 19 seasons.

"Becker joined the Panthers full-time in 1999, working her way up through the organization and serving in key roles along the way, including directing the organization's business and administrative priorities, as well as dealing with league affairs," the Panthers said in a release.

Becker served as the team's director of entertainment from 2012 to 2014, prior to joining the owner's office.

Becker was responsible for oversight and execution of prominent special team events.

Last year, an internal investigation got underway into allegations of workplace misconduct against former owner team Jerry Richardson.

Our partners at the Charlotte Observer obtained a copy of an email sent by Becker to Panthers employees on Friday, April 27, a day after Sports Illustrated released a series of letters written by an alleged victim of sexual abuse of Carolina Panthers owner and founder Jerry Richardson.

The Panthers say there is no immediate replacement for her position.

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