Panthers Fire GM; Ex-Players Elated on Twitter – The Carolina Panthers have fired general manager Dave Gettleman effective immediately, the team announced Monday. The move comes nine days before the Panthers are scheduled to report to training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The team offered no immediate reason for Gettleman’s dismissal. Gettleman parted ways with several of Carolina’s all-time best players in wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., running back DeAngelo Williams and cornerback Josh Norman. Williams, Smith and Norman all responded to Gettleman’s dismissal on Twitter.