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NFL announces punishment for Carolina Panthers chairman

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Carolina Panthers team chairman David Tepper was captured on video appearing to toss the contents of his drink out of his suite onto fans during the recent Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars game at Jacksonville's EverBank Stadium. 

According to the NFL's personal conduct policy, League members including owners are prohibited from "'conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in' the NFL."

The NFL has since stepped in and announced a fine of $300,000 for Tepper, though that certainly won't hurt his pocket books in any manner considering his net worth of $20.6 billion: 

“The National Football League today fined Carolina Panthers’ chairman David Tepper $300,000 for his unacceptable conduct in Jacksonville during Sunday’s game," the statement reads. "All NFL personnel are expected to conduct themselves at all times in ways that respect our fans and favorably reflect on their team and the NFL.”

Tepper would soon release a statement saying that he regrets his actions: 

"I am deeply passionate about this team and regret my behavior on Sunday," the statement reads. "I should have let NFL stadium security handle any issues that arose. I respect the NFL’s code of conduct and accept the League’s discipline for my behavior."

A short excerpt from the opening paragraph of the NFL's personal conduct policy: 

"Everyone who is part of the league must refrain from 'conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in' the NFL. This includes owners, coaches, players, other team employees, game officials, and employees of the league office, NFL Films, NFL Network, or any other NFL business."

"Ownership and club or league management have traditionally been held to a higher standard and will be subject to more significant discipline when violations of the Personal Conduct Policy occur."

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