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Saundra and Chancellor Lee Adams Welcomed as Special Guests At Panthers Game

October 28, 2018

Prior to the Carolina Panthers home game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Saundra and Chancellor Lee Adams were welcomed as special guests.

The two were seen enjoying the field during pregame warmups and will have lower level seats for the entire game. 

The invite to the game comes just six days after Chancellor Lee's father, former Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth was released from prison after 19 years for conspiring to kill his girlfriend Cherica Adams who was pregnant with Chancellor Lee.

Chancellor Lee, now almost 19-years old, suffered brain damage from the lack of oxygen when his mother was shot and has lived with Cerebral Palsey.

The mother of Cherica and Chancellor Lee's grandmother, Saundra has raised Chancellor Lee and has been very outspoken about the murder. Saundra has even admitted that she has forgiven Carruth because if it weren't for him, Chancellor Lee wouldn't exist. 

In a statement to Scott Fowler from The Charlotte Observer, Saundra Adams said “What a nice gesture by the team! We are both so excited.”

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Since releasing Carruth from the team almost immediately after the shooting, the Panthers have kept quiet and never officially honored Saundra, Cherica or Chancellor Lee. 

According to The Charlotte Observer, longtime Carolina fan Jason Underwood, an original PSL holder with the team helped get the Adamses

“I was determined to get them to a game,” Underwood told Fowler.

He attempted to get them to a game last year, but Chancellor Lee fell ill and was unable to attend.

The Panthers’ director of community relations, Riley Fields also played a role in getting the Adamses to a game.