NFL planning Panthers game as scheduled, but monitoring Charlotte protests

Carolina president responds to riots in Charlotte.

Jim Dedmon—X02835
Sep 1

The NFL plans to proceed with the Panthers-Vikings game as scheduled, but the league and the Panthers are monitoring the protest and riot situation in downtown Charlotte ahead of Sunday afternoon’s game against Minnesota. Protests continued Wednesday in Charlotte following the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott by police, causing people to wonder if the game, taking place at 1 p.m. ET at Bank of America Stadium in downtown Charlotte, could potentially be moved. “We are in contact with government officials, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the NFL,” Panthers president Danny Morrison said. “We are continuing to monitor events as we prepare for Sunday’s home game.”Statement from Carolina #Panthers President Danny Morrison— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) September 22, 2016
Our statement on Vikings-Panthers game on Sunday— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) September 22, 2016
Quarterback Cam Newton also shared his thoughts on police violence on Wednesday.”It could’ve happened in Atlanta. It could’ve happened in Los Angeles. It doesn’t matter. It’s embarrassing for things to just keep happening,” Newton said.