Carolina Pan­thers fire gen­eral man­ager

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

The Carolina Pan­thers have fired gen­eral man­ager Dave Get­tle­man less than two weeks be­fore the open­ing of Na­tional Foot­ball League train­ing camp.

Team owner Jerry Richard­son said Mon­day in a state­ment he made the de­ci­sion af­ter a long eval­u­a­tion of the team’s foot­ball oper­a­tions.

Richard­son also ac­knowl­edged the tim­ing is not ideal as the Pan­thers are sched­uled to re­port to camp on July 26.

Get­tle­man had been Carolina’s gen­eral man­ager since 2013. The Pan­thers were 6-10 last sea­son a year af­ter reach­ing the Su­per Bowl, where they lost to Den­ver. Carolina had reached the post-sea­son in Get­tle­man’s first three years at the helm.

Get­tle­man is the sec­ond NFL GM to be fired in less than a month. Kansas City fired John Dorsey on June 23.

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Dave Get­tle­man

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