Panthers Reportedly Could Move Home Game Following Riots in Charlotte
Carolina Panthers officials are reportedly set to meet Thursday to discuss potential security issues ahead of Sunday’s home game against the Minnesota Vikings, following protests in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area that are expected to continue into the weekend.
David Newton of ESPN reported that the protests, which came inresponse to the death of Keith Lamont Scott, an African-American man shot by a police officer Tuesday, have at times turned violent, with gunshots fired and instances of vandalism.
Team officials are expected to talk about whether the police presence will be large enough to keep the stadium safe on game day while also focusing on maintaining calm among the protesters, according to the ESPN report. Fox 46 Charlotte, citing sources, later reported that the Panthers and NFL are also talking about the possibility of moving the game from Bank of America Stadium. – READ MORE