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Panthers Owner Richardson Readmitted To Hospital

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has been readmitted to the hospital, a month after undergoing surgery to install a pacemaker.

Spokesman Charlie Dayton said Saturday the pacemaker is working fine, but doctors planned further tests to determine why Richardson has been feeling ill.

The 72-year-old Richardson has had a history of heart problems and underwent quadruple-bypass surgery in 2002.

Richardson in 1993 became the first former NFL player since George Halas to become a team owner when the NFL awarded an expansion franchise to Richardson. The former Colts receiver caught a touchdown pass from Johnny Unitas to help Baltimore win the 1959 NFL championship.

Richardson and his sons manage the Panthers and Bank of America Stadium.


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