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Sean 'Diddy' Combs Wants to Buy Carolina Panthers & Sign Colin Kaepernick

By: Hayden Wright

December 18, 2017 - 3:15 pm

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has announced that he’ll sell the football team after reports of workplace misconduct (including sexual and racial harassment) surfaced against him. Hip-hop mogul and businessman Sean 'Diddy' Combs, who had been mulling the prospect of buying a stake in the NFL, quickly expressed his interest.

The hip-hop mogul noted that the NFL’s current roster of owners lacks diversity: Despite the high percentage of black players in the league, he’d be the first black owner.

Later, Diddy shared an Instagram video, doubling down on his announcement. In addition to buying the team, he promised to keep the quarterback position open for Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers player who sparked a wave of national anthem protests by taking a knee in 2016 during the “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

“I need to send a message out to everybody in the beautiful state of North Carolina: I will be the best NFL owner that you can imagine. I will immediately address the Colin Kaepernick situation and put him in the running for next year’s starting quarterback.”

That prompted Kaep to reply, saying he wanted in on the movement.

NBA Star, Panthers fan, and Carolina native Steph Curry also weighed in.

No word yet on where things go from here, but we'll keep you posted.


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