Jerry Richardson Wants You Damn Kids to Get Off His Lawn
In a recent interview on “The Charlie Rose Show” on PBS, the 75-year-old Richardson recounted a conversation he had with the the 22-year-old Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback on April 4 in which he asked Newton if he had any tattoos or piercings.
When Newton replied “No sir, I don’t have any,” Richardson told Rose he told the quarterback: “Good. We want to keep it that way.”
The April 4 meeting came just weeks after the team had signed tight end Jeremy Shockey, who has several tattoos.
“I’m not a choirboy. I’ve never said I was. And I don’t want a roster of 53 choirboys,” he told the newspaper in April. “I told Jeremy Shockey, ‘Don’t change your personality. It’ll be good for the team. I could do without the tattoos, though.”
In “The Charlie Rose Show” interview, Richardson also said that Newton said he was thinking about growing out his hair. Richardson said he responded, “I think you have a very nice haircut.”
When Charlie Rose told Richardson he sounded like Vince Lombardi, the Panthers owner responded: “I think I sound reasonable.”
When I asked Jerry Richardson for further comment, he told me to pull up my pants and turn off my hippity hop music.
Also, can Charlie Rose fellate the people he interviews any more? Jerry Richardson is the face of ownership greed, not the greatest coach in the sport’s history.