It appears as if the City of Rock Hill and York County will not be getting a Christmas card from Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and the team. That’s because the proposed new training camp and team facility off of I-77 has been scrubbed, at least for now. On Tuesday, The Panthers issued a release that effectively ended the current deal in the Upstate.
“We have sent notices to the City to formally terminate the previous agreements,” a spokesperson for GT Real Estate Holdings, which represents Tepper Sports & Entertainment in the deal stated in the release. “Accordingly, we are prepared to sit down with the City and other interested parties to discuss the significant challenges ahead.”
York County Council Chairwoman Christi Cox responded to the news Tuesday morning, via email, saying the county is disappointed to learn the team decided to terminate its agreement for completion of the Rock Hill headquarters.
So, to try and get to the bottom of this “he said, she said” debate, Joe Person of the Athletic joined #SportsTalk on Wednesday to shed some light on the scenario and where both sides go from here.