So reports the Charlotte Observer. And a quote:

“We don’t have the money in the state to address that issue,” McCrory told the Observer Monday. “I have never been actually asked for the $62 million, nor do we have it.”


And more signs that the City of Charlotte is utterly clueless at negotiating with anyone, be it the Panthers or the state.

McCrory said the addition of amateur sports to the city’s original proposal, an effort backed by the tourism industry, isn’t helping matters.

“There are a lot of other issues interfering with the initial goal of the Panthers, including amateur sports issues, which is confusing a lot of folks in the legislature right now,” McCrory said.