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Carolina Panthers president Danny Morrison resigns

Posted February 9

— Carolina Panthers president Danny Morrison has resigned to pursue endeavors on the collegiate level, the team announced Thursday afternoon.

Morrison, who spent seven seasons with Carolina, joined the Panthers after serving as the athletics director at Texas Christian University from 2005 to 2009. The Burlington, N.C., was the commissioner of the Southern Conference from 2001 to 2005 and also the athletic director at Wofford College from 1985 to 1997.

“I have enjoyed my time with the Panthers and want to thank Mr. Richardson and everyone involved with the organization,” Morrison said in a statement. “This is something I have been thinking about for a while and the timing is right with the start of the business year. We have made great progress in a number of areas, but there are other endeavors, particularly on the college level, that interest me as a final chapter in my career.”

The Panthers hired Morrison on Sept. 2, 2009, after former president Mark Richardson and his brother, Jon, sons of team owner Jerry Richardson, resigned abruptly the day prior.

Morrison played an integral role in renovations at Bank of America Stadium and “revamping” the team’s training camp at Wofford, the team said.

“Danny has made significant contributions to the Panthers over the last seven years and provided guidance to our business operations.” Richardson said in a statement. “He came to us from a college background and learned the NFL quickly. Danny has great integrity and embodies our core values. We thank him for his contributions and wish him the best.”

The team has not announced a replacement for Morrison.

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