NFL says it is looking into clip of furious Panthers owner David Tepper appearing to throw drink at celebrating Jaguars fans as Carolina falls to league-worst 2-14

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Panthers owner David Tepper appeared to throw a drink at a group of festive Jaguars fans as Carolina fell to a league-worst 2-14 with Sunday’s 26-0 defeat in Jacksonville – and now the NFL is looking into the matter. 

Footage of Tepper in a box at EverBank Stadium – home of the Jaguars – on Sunday went viral on X, formerly known as Twitter, as it showed the billionaire hedge fund manager losing his cool with his team drawing a blank for the second time this year, before storming away in disgust.

A Jaguars fan can then be seen turning around and climbing toward the opening of the suite after Tepper poured his drink into the crowd. 

‘When the @panthers owner throws a drink on @jaguars fans!!!,’ read the caption to the video, which initially shared as Instagram story by a Jags’ fan. 

The Panthers have yet to return’s request for comment, but an NFL spokesperson said that league officials are ‘aware of the video.’ 

The billionaire hedge fund manager threw a fit before storming out of the box

Panthers David Tepper appeared to have thrown a drink at Jaguars fan out of anger on Sunday

Tepper bought the Panthers for $2.2billion in 2018 from the now-deceased Jerry Richardson

Tepper bought the Panthers for $2.2billion in 2018 from the now-deceased Jerry Richardson

The first time the Panthers didn’t score at all in a game this year was in a preseason loss (27-0) to the New York Jets in August.

Tepper, 66, bought the Panthers from original owner and founder Jerry Richardson back in May 2019, and was forced to sell his five percent stake in the Pittsburgh Steelers in the process. Richardson, who died in March of this year, was accused of sexually suggestive language and behavior, as well as making racist remarks, within the organization.

Tepper beat out a rival bidder with more ties to the Carolinas, Ben Navarro, thanks both to speedy NFL vetting (his Steelers part-ownership allowed the league’s owners to bypass the process) and his $2.2 billion bid, the highest in NFL history, lacking other investors (unlike Navarro’s).

The team’s lease on Bank of America Stadium expired after the 2018 season. In a statement, Tepper committed to keeping the team in the Carolinas. 

Since buying the Panthers in 2018, they have compiled a 30-63 record and six head coaches in that span.

Tepper has been described as one of the league’s worst owners, with the Panthers going into a downturn since his ownership began. 

He stopped building a practice facility for the team in Rock Hill, S.C., after claiming that the city didn’t hold up the end of their deal, had his real estate arm declare bankruptcy over the failed project and was forced to demolish the half-built facility.’

Tepper is also the owner of MLS team Charlotte FC, which was awarded to him in 2019, after talks of a proposal to bring soccer to the Carolinas. He reportedly paid $325M in expansion fees for the franchise, setting an MLS record.