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November 04, 2008

Panthers owner hospitalized, gets pacemaker

1104richardson Panthers owner Jerry Richardson (left) is hospitalized at Carolinas Medical Center and had a pacemaker/defribillator inserted in his chest Monday morning after doctors discovered an irregular heartbeat, according to team spokesman Charlie Dayton.

Richardson, 72, is expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday or Thursday and should be able to resume a normal schedule in the near future, Dayton said.

Richardson first was admitted to the hospital late last week. He hasn't felt well lately and mostly has had back pain, according to Dayton.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on November 4, 2008 at 05:16 PM | Permalink


Get Well Jerry!!


Posted by: Pantherfan89 | Nov 4, 2008 5:40:56 PM

Get Well Soon Mr. Richardson. Our prayers are with you

Posted by: PANTHERSFAN | Nov 4, 2008 5:41:25 PM

Glad to hear you're doing well.  The Cats are going to finish strong for you.

Posted by: Pete | Nov 4, 2008 5:50:23 PM

Thoughts and prayers are with you JR!!!

Posted by: PantherHead | Nov 4, 2008 5:51:54 PM

Get well soon Jerry!

Posted by: James | Nov 4, 2008 5:55:21 PM

Cmon Jerry! Don't die on us now!

Posted by: Revshawn | Nov 4, 2008 6:01:46 PM

Get well soon Jerry

Posted by: Jason | Nov 4, 2008 6:02:04 PM


Posted by: John | Nov 4, 2008 6:25:28 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Jerry. I hope you have a speedy recovery, improved health, and have something to be more excited about in Jan/Feb timeframe....SB Champs!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Carolina Wild | Nov 4, 2008 6:28:43 PM

Get well Jerry! You are a class act.

In non-related news, Oakland released DeAngelo Hall.....they must have realized Smith was going to toast him again!!!

Posted by: jb | Nov 4, 2008 8:14:38 PM

Get well Jerry!!! God Bless the Richardson Family!!!

Posted by: M. Butler | Nov 4, 2008 8:44:27 PM

Get Well Jerry!! We are praying for you and hope for a speedy recovery. You are the perfect model for what a sports owner should concentrating on things on and off the field. Go Panthers!! Lets make this season special.

Posted by: terb11 | Nov 4, 2008 10:55:19 PM

Dear JR,

We're sorry we didn't mean to give you a heart condition with our come from behind antics. We promise we will stick to whooping up on teams from now on. :)

The Panthers

Posted by: DD | Nov 4, 2008 11:22:14 PM

I guess life comes at you fast. This is definately something I never considered (and I guess why it always pays to be a diplomat). I sincrely and deeply regret the tone I took in the past with the Richardsons and wish Jerry Richardson a speedy recovery.

Posted by: Keeping It Real | Nov 5, 2008 3:40:44 AM

This is bigger than football, get well man.


Posted by: FIREFOX | Nov 5, 2008 8:55:21 AM

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