Hedge fund manager David Tepper leading candidate to purchase the Panthers

- Pittsburg Steelers minority owner and hedge fund manager David Tepper is now considered a leading candidate to be recommended as the next owner of the Carolina Panthers. 

ESPN reports that Ben Navarro, who was at one time considered a primary contender, has been told the sale is moving quickly in the direction of another candidate.

Navarro had been one of two leading candidates to take over ownership of the NFL team, ESPN said. The other is David Tepper, who is now considered the leading candidate. 

An announcement could come as early as Monday or Tuesday, ESPN reports. 

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