Another bidder has emerged in the race to buy the Carolina Panthers: Fanatics owner Michael Rubin. Sources say Rubin, whose primary residence is in Pennsylvania and who currently owns a stake in the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils and the Premier League team Crystal Palace, is considered a serious bidder in the race to buy the first NFL team up for sale in three and a half years. When reached on Sunday morning, Rubin declined comment. Rubin enters the fray with formal bids due in a couple weeks, as NFL ownership prefers to get a deal approved by the owners

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