Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Carolina Panthers fire general manager Dave Gettleman

Carolina Panthers fire general manager Dave Gettleman

The Carolina Panthers announced today, General Manager Dave Gettleman has been fired.

Just two years removed from a Super Bowl appearance, the Carolina Panthers chose to fire general manager Dave Gettleman.

Gettleman was hired as the Panthers' general manager in 2013.

During an appearance on the Know Them from Adam podcast last week, Williams said the Panthers were one of four teams he wouldn't play for next season, along with the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys.

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

The move came as a surprise to much of the National Football League world, who didn't see the firing coming, especially this close to training camp, which opens July 26, according to their website.

Although he has been a part of seven Super Bowl teams and 16 playoff sides, the 66-year-old has been let go by Carolina. The Panthers had won the NFC South his first three years at the helm.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Gettleman and Richardson may not have been getting along well, dating back to the Panthers rescinding a franchise tag offer to Josh Norman.

Shortly after news broke Monday of Gettleman's surprising firing, former Carolina wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. weighed in with a Twitter bombshell. Norman then became a free agent and signed with the Redskins.

"I don't feel bitter at all", Williams said at the time, per WBTV.

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