Former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson had a statue of himself outside of Bank of America Stadium. The key word there is “had,” because on Wednesday it was taken down.

Richardson was a controversial owner, having being forced by the league to sell the Panthers in 2018 after he was accused of misconduct, including making racist remarks to a former team scout and sexual harassment.

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Surprisingly, though, his statue remained.

In light of the nationwide protests against police brutality and racism, numerous problematic statues have been taken down. And on Wednesday, Richardson's was another casualty as the Panthers decided to remove it.

According to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk, Richardson is not going to cause any problems regarding the statue's removal.

Obviously, Richardson is aware that the statue was taken down. And it appears it does not bother him. He will not sue the team or challenge the tearing down of the statue.

This is the right move by Richardson. He faced so much heat when his misconduct was made public and he had to step away from the NFL permanently. Arguing about his statue would only have made matters worse.

Letting the Panthers take the statue down and staying out of the situation is probably the best course of action, and it seems that is indeed the way Richardson has decided to go about it.