The Carolina Panthers are discussing the status for Sunday’s home game against the Minnesota Vikings with law enforcement and the NFL officials amid the riots that have left the city of Charlotte under a state of emergency.
“We are in contact with government officials, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the NFL,” Panthers President Danny Morrison said in a statement on Thursday. “We are continuing to monitor events as we prepare for home game.”
The National Guard and the state Highway Patrol were called in to assist area police in the aftermath of a police shooting of Kevin Lamont Scott, a black man who was killed Tuesday. There were protests on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in downtown Charlotte, not far from Bank of America Stadium.
One person was shot and left critically injured, and four police officers were injured after Wednesday night’s violence in what started as a peaceful protest. The NASCAR Hall of Fame was among the places vandalized.