• Edwin Peacock takes harder line against Carolina Panthers deal

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Oct 28, 2013
    During this fall’s mayoral campaign, Republican Edwin Peacock has criticized the way his Democratic opponent Patrick Cannon and City Council members negotiated with the Carolina Panthers in closed session, away from public scrutiny. On Thursday, during a mayoral forum at UNC Charlotte, Peacock went further, saying he wasn’t just against the process but also against the city’s decision to give the team $87.5 million in exchange for a six-year commitment to stay in Charlotte. There is also a provision in the contract that says if the city brings an additional $50 million to the Panthers before Aug. Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble has said he expects the city to begin negotiating with the team before that deal is up.

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