Colin Kaepernick and Steph Curry have both said they “want in” after hip-hop mogul Diddy declared his desire to buy the Carolina Panthers.
Current owner Jerry Richardson announced on Sunday that he will sell the NFL franchise at the end of the season amid allegations made against him of workplace misconduct.
Diddy posted a series of tweets confirming his interest in becoming the first majority African American NFL owner, and in a video on his Instagram account, the 48-year-old, whose real name is Sean Combs, suggested his first move would be to bring in free-agent quarterback Kaepernick.
Colin Kaepernick wants to be a part of the plan by hip-hop star Diddy to buy the Carolina Panthers
Responding on Twitter, Kaepernick said: “I want in on the ownership group! Let’s make it happen!”
Kaepernick, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, began sitting or kneeling for the national anthem ahead of games last season, in protest at perceived racial injustice, and the movement spread throughout the league and beyond.
Diddy had posted a tweet saying: “I would like to buy the @Panthers. Spread the word. Retweet!”
That was followed by: “There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history.”
Prior to Kaepernick’s tweet, NBA star Curry, who is from North Carolina and a huge Panthers fan, had responded: “I want in!”
The Panthers are valued at 2.3billion US dollars by Forbes, and with Diddy said to be worth USD820million, the hip-hop star would certainly need some help.
The Panthers announced on Monday that Richardson had relinquished control of the franchise’s day-to-day affairs. Tina Becker, who has been with the Panthers for 20 years, has been promoted to chief operating officer.
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