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New Panthers owner will fund higher payroll

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08:24 AM ET 09.29 | Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said new owner Vinnie Viola will allow a higher payroll (the team is $9.3 million below the salary cap ceiling), and Tallon expects to be more of a player in free agency next summer. Viola has such high regard for team president Michael Yormark that Yormark, who was promoted to CEO, has been allowed to become a minority owner in the team.

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September 29, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Things looking up for 2014 but for now.....fuggedaboutit.

September 29, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Well yeah their pay roll will go up they are going to be paying for LooLoo

September 29, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Things looking up for 2014 but for now.....fuggedaboutit.

More appropriate photo.

September 29, 2013  10:15 AM ET

Looks like Vinnie might be as familiar with putting out a contract on someone as he is with signing a contract with someone.

September 29, 2013  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

More appropriate photo.

Things can only get more interesting with this new 'businessman'

September 29, 2013  12:10 PM ET

Vinny has deep pockets.

 
September 29, 2013  02:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Vinny has deep pockets.

He also looks like he's got connections you don't want to mess with.

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