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Richardson donates $100,000 to Charleston victims

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Richardson donates $100,000 to Charleston victims

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has responded to the tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina with an act of generosity. According to the Twitter account of Panthers defensive end Colin Cole, Richardson has donated $100,000 to the families of the nine murder victims. Each of the nine families was to receive $10,000 to defray funeral costs. Emanuel AME Church, where the murders took place, was also to receive $10,000.

Asked about Richardson’s donation, Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond texted to the Charlotte Observer, “We don’t want to comment on the specifics of the donation, but know our hearts are one with those who grieve the loss of these individuals.”

Richardson played two seasons in the NFL as a wide receiver with the Baltimore Colts (1959-60). He caught a touchdown pass in the 1959 NFL Championship game that the Colts won, 31-16, over the Giants, giving Baltimore its second straight championship.

Richardson also has strong business ties to South Carolina. He was co-owner of the country’s first Hardee’s restaurant franchise, which opened in Spartanburg.

Anyone interested in making a donation to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund may do so by following the instructions at the link below:

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Free agent Gerald McCoy to visit Baltimore

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Free agent Gerald McCoy to visit Baltimore

Kick off your holiday weekend with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. One of the most obvious needs for the Ravens is help rushing the passer, and they're hoping to find some of that help on the interior in the form of free agent Gerald McCoy. The longtime Buccaneer DL visited Cleveland last week, but left town without agreeing to a contract.

Reportedly interested in playing for a contender, the former top-five pick is scheduled to visit the Ravens on Tuesday.

2. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is still struggling to throw the ball, as he noted things aren't right yet when it comes to accuracy. Media members noticed the ball wobbling through the air on many throws, and Jackson told them he thinks his hand is too high on the ball. If he's going to successfully run Greg Roman's new offensive scheme, Jackson will eventually need to be able to hit his receivers in stride with greater regularity.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson is his own biggest critic

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson is his own biggest critic

Kick off your Friday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including how quarterback Lamar Jackson has fared during OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Following a January surgery on his left ankle, safety Tony Jefferson remains sidelined after the first week of OTAs. Originally, Jefferson was expected to return 4-6 weeks after surgery. However, now that it's 5 months later, his return timetable is becoming more and more concerning. 

2. Quarterback Lamar Jackson spoke with Ravens media Thursday about his progress not only learning the new offense implemented by Offensive Coordinator, Greg Roman, but learning the names of his new teammates as well. After another day of OTAs, Jackson was his biggest critic despite a solid day of running plays namely passing drills. “I’d say my first day, I sucked,” Jackson said to Ravens media. “Second day, I did better. Today was alright, but it could have been better. I always try to be perfect in practice. It was alright for the first week.”

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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