Panthers' Greg Olsen calls out Carolina fan Steph Curry for supporting a 49er

BY Andrew Lynch • December 17, 2016

Remember that time the Carolina Panthers played in Super Bowl 50, and NBA MVP Stephen Curry was on hand to bang the Panthers' "Keep Pounding" drum because he's a huge fan of the team, having grown up in North Carolina and all?

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen remembers — and when the Warriors point guard recently voiced his support for the 49ers' Torrey Smith as this year's Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, Olsen let Curry hear about his shifting loyalties:

The hashtags in those tweets above are for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Charity Challenge, which will award a $25,000 donation to a charity of the winning player's choosing, in addition to any other donations the player might win for the larger Man of the Year Award.


The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field. The award was established in 1970. It was renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton. Each team nominates one player who has had a significant positive impact on his community.

The winner will be announced in Houston at NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on February 4, the night before Super Bowl LI, from 8-10 p.m. (ET and PT) on FOX.

The winner will receive a total of $1 million donated in his name, with $500,000 going to a charity of his choice and $500,000 supporting the expansion of Character Playbook across all NFL markets. The two finalists will each receive a $125,000 donation to the charity of their choice and a $125,000 donation in their names to expand Character Playbook and the additional 29 team winners will receive a $50,000 donation to their charity of choice and an additional $50,000 donation in their name to implement Character Playbook. All donations are courtesy of the NFL Foundation, presenting sponsor Nationwide, and United Way Worldwide.

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