Panthers owner Richardson gets pacemaker

Updated: November 5, 2008, 9:29 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who has a history of heart problems, remains hospitalized after having a pacemaker defibrillator implanted in his chest.

One of the NFL's more active and influential owners, the 72-year-old Richardson was admitted to Carolinas Medical Center last week and underwent the procedure on Monday, according to media reports.

Charlie Dayton, the Panthers' director of communication, said Richardson was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, according ...

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