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Players meet with Panthers owner to discuss social issues

Panthers team captains and other selected players met with owner Jerry Richardson at his home Tuesday to "discuss social issues affecting the league and solutions moving forward."

Carolina spokesman Steven Drummond said the conversations between the players and owner will remain private.

Richardson was one of the last NFL owners to release a statement in response to comments made by President Trump on Twitter regarding NFL players. The meeting was prompted by some players privately expressing frustration over not being able to express their views on social issues while playing for the Panthers for fear of potential repercussions.

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