If you haven’t been following the NFL, well . . . I can’t blame you. But this is at least a good piece of news: the Carolina Panthers are going up for sale. Their majority owner Jerry Richardson is selling the team after it became public that he had sexually harassed, and used racial slurs towards employees.
It didn’t take long for a high profile businessman to get involved in the sale: Diddy. The rapper, entrepreneur, and entertainment mogul immediately jumped on Twitter to not only profess his plan to purchase the team, but point out that no NFL team has an African-American majority owner.
There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history.— Diddy (@Diddy) December 18, 2017
It’s unclear how much the Panthers would cost, but Forbes pointed out that it’s not a good time for the team to command top dollar. It’s also unknown what types of investments Diddy has, but Forbes recently put his net worth at $820 million.
In other words, Diddy as a majority owner is highly possible.
The idea quickly gained steam, and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has essentially been exiled from the NFL since peacefully protesting during the national anthem, tweeted that he wanted in.
I want in on the ownership group! Let’s make it happen! https://t.co/sDR4ciciY8— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) December 18, 2017
And then, just to make things really exciting, our very own Stephen Curry got in on the action.
Not surprisingly, Diddy was fully on board.
To my knowledge, there is no rule prohibiting NBA players from owning a minority stake in another league’s franchise. And every single part of this would be amazing. I’m all for it.