Boss Moves: Diddy, Steph Curry, And Colin Kaepernick Want To Buy The Carolina Panthers

Posted On : 12/18/2017

After Sports Illustrated reported allegations of misconduct against Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, an NFL-led investigation ensued. Richardson has been accused of repeated instances of sexual harassment and at least one occasion where he used a racial slur. Apparently, Richardson is now putting the team up for sale and Diddy wants to but it.

But the music mogul is not alone. Golden State’s Steph Curry wants a piece of his hometown team as well. While Diddy talked about buying the franchise and then signing Colin Kaepernick, the still-unsigned free agent wants to invest as well. It’s all playing out on social media.

Diddy kicked things off with the announcement that he wants to buy the team over two tweets.

“I would like to buy the @Panthers spread the word. Retweet!” Diddy wrote. “There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history.”

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The $820 million dollar man then took to Instagram with message to the state of North Carolina. He promised to sign Colin Kaepernick, have the absolute best halftime shows, and win “superbowl after superbowl” if he becomes the new owner. Check it out:

Steph Curry chimed in about an hour later declaring his desire to invest with a tweet that simply said, “I want in!”

Several others have tweeted that they, too, want to help buy the team including Maurice Jones-Drew, Greg Jennings, Shawne Merriman. But on Monday morning, Colin Kaepernick joined the party. He doesn’t want to just play. Kap wants ownership.

“I want in on the ownership group! Let’s make this happen!” Kaepernick said.

The Washington Post reported that the team is worth about $2.3 billion. If investors like these put their money where their mouths are, the Carolina Panthers could become the first majority Black-owned team in the NFL. Aside from Jaguars owner Shahid Khan and Bills co-owner Kim Pegula, there are no women or people of color among the ownership ranks in the league.

This could be a dream come true for Diddy. He posted a throwback picture of himself in a Carolina jersey back in 2003 suggesting that owner the team is his fate.

“This picture was taken back in 2003,” Diddy captioned the photo. “This is God’s work. It’s time!! ATTN all @NFL owners, it’s time for diversity!! It’s time for Black ownership!! The time is now. Let’s make it happen!!”

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