Jerry Richardson is no longer involved in the day-to-day operation of the Carolina Panthers.
Tina Becker was named the chief operating officer of the Panthers on Monday.
Richardson is under investigation by the NFL for allegations of workplace misconduct ranging from sexual harassment to the use of a racial slur with a former team scout. He will put the team up for sale after the season.
The decision to put Becker in this role was made by the Panthers and wasn't a request by the league, the team said.
"These have been some of the most difficult days of my 19 years with the Panthers, but I am lifted up by the strong resolve and the commitment our employees have shown to this organization," Becker said in a statement.
"Our team on the field is performing at a very high level, and I believe is bound for the Super Bowl. My immediate focus will be to ensure the corporate side of the organization performs at the same high level, while addressing the real concerns that have been raised in recent days."