Found November 02, 2011 on Inside The Panthers:
Darius Butler has made plenty of appearances at children's hospitals during his time as a Division I and NFL player. But he was always visiting other people's children in those appearances. The Panthers' backup cornerback spent the last week at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., keeping watch over his 3-year-old daughter, Milan, following her open heart surgery last week. "We all do visits to children's hospitals," Butler said. "But you never think it's going to be your own child." Butler said Milan will remain in intensive care at least two more weeks, but should make a full recovery. He said the emergency surgery was to correct a condition doctors discovered during a routine pediatrician's visit. Butler missed last week's game against Minnesota. He was back for Wednesday's practice. But with the Panthers off the next four days during their bye week, Butler was headed back home to south Florida to be with his...

Panthers CB Butler's baby has surgery

Carolina Panthers cornerback Darius Butler was back at practice Wednesday after missing last week's game to be with his 3-month-old daughter Milan, who underwent successful open-heart surgery. The baby was found to have heart complications last week after a routine checkup and was quickly admitted to the emergency room. Butler immediately left the team and returned home to Hollywood...

Stadium renovations coming to BOA?

It sounds as though the Carolina Panthers front office is looking to renovate the 16 year old stadium for the team. Bank of America Stadium, as it is now known has been the home to the Panthers ever since 1996 and seen some great football games over its short lifetime.Team President Danny Morrison announced today that the team has rehired the same architecture firm that built the...

Butler returns to Panthers following daughter's surgery

Carolina Panthers cornerback Darius Butler was back at practice Wednesday after missing last week's game to be with his daughter Milan.

Rivera mindful of Munnerlyn workload

The Panthers are 29th in the league in punt and kickoff returns, although Ron Rivera does not sound like he's ready to make any changes with his young returners. Rookie kickoff returner Kealoha Pilares had two muffs/fumbles in last week's loss to Minnesota, although the Panthers recovered both of them. Pilares is averaging 20 yards on 10 returns, with a long of 27 yards....

Despite record, Panthers believe future is bright

The Carolina Panthers may be the most optimistic 2-6 team in NFL history. Sure, they'd like to have to a better record heading into their bye weekend - and they probably should. But those within the organization sense the big picture for the future is extremely bright. The primary reason for that optimism is the play of rookie Cam Newton, who has finally given the Panthers...

Panthers' Davis not ready to retire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Thomas Davis loves football so much he isn't about to let three knee injuries force him out of the game. The often-injured Carolina Panthers linebacker refuses to put his shoulder pads on the shelf and plans to keep playing despite tearing the ACL in his right knee three times in the last two years. Davis' latest knee injury came in Week 2 against...

Panthers eyeing stadium renovation

The Panthers have chosen the architectural firm that designed Bank of America Stadium to lead a year-long study in developing a master plan for renovating the 16-year-old facility, team president Danny Morrison said today. Populous, which was known as HOK Sport when the 74,000-seat stadium opened in 1996, will work with a pair of firms from the Carolinas on the study. David Wagner...

Newton passing is Rivera's first priority

(By Joseph Person, Ron Rivera wants to run the ball... in time.But the first priority for the Panthers' coach is to continue developing rookie quarterback Cam Newton, who is on pace to break Peyton Manning's rookie record for passing yardage.

Panthers' Wilson given citation for speeding, pot possession

Carolina Panthers rookie linebacker Lawrence Wilson was cited with speeding and marijuana possession on Thursday.

Frustrated Panthers enter the bye week at 2-6

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Even for a Panthers team accustomed to losing late leads, Sunday's 24-21 setback to the Minnesota Vikings was a new low. Carolina coach Ron Rivera tried to console Olindo Mare after everyone else had cleared out of the Panthers locker room Sunday, walking with his arm around the shoulders of the kicker who had missed a potential game-tying 31-yard field...

(By Joseph Person, Panthers rookie linebacker Lawrence Wilson was arrested for speeding and possession of marijuana in Rowan County on Wednesday after leaving Charlotte for a break during the team's bye week. Sheriff's deputies found 11 grams of pot in Wilson's car after stopping him around 4:20 p.m. for going 76 mph in a 65-mph zone on...

Andy Dalton tops Cam Newton as Offensive Rookie of the Month

A rookie quarterback has been named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Month for October, and it’s not Cam Newton. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has been given the award, the NFL announced today. Giving Dalton the honor over Newton is a nod to the Bengals’ 4-0 record in October. Newton’s Panthers were 1-4 in October.…
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