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Diddy, Kaepernick Express Interest In The Suddenly-For-Sale Carolina Panthers

That escalated quickly. Just days after rumblings started making the rounds about some unseemly conduct from Jerry Richardson, owner of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, the team has been placed on the market. NFL franchises don’t get shopped around very often, so you can be sure that interest will be immense. Several high-profile names have already thrown their hats into the ring, including Diddy and unemployed player Colin Kaepernick.

As the Daily Mail shares, Diddy started things off with some posts on social media that expressed his interest in acquiring the team.

“Holla at me, let’s get it!” he wrote, later adding: “Also, I will have the best halftime show, the best selection of music, and we will win Super Bowl after Super Bowl. There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history. It's time for diversity!! It's time for Black ownership!!”

Diddy’s tweet sparked a ton of replies, including one from Stephen Curry of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.

“I want in!” Curry wrote.

Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick would also jump on board to express interest.

“I want in on the ownership group!” he wrote. “Let’s make it happen!”

It’s unclear if Kaepernick, who claims that he has been blackballed from the league in spite of opportunities to continue his career being presented to him, is serious or not. The same can be said for Diddy and Curry, as the Panthers are expected to fetch an eye-popping price in the neighborhood of $2.5 billion. If the aforementioned trio is in fact interested, then they would be wise to get to work pronto, as Richardson will have little trouble attracting interest.

Richardson made the surprising announcement on his decision to sell via a statement released on Sunday.

“I believe it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership,” he wrote. “Therefore, I will put the team up for sale at the conclusion of this NFL season. We will not begin the sales process, nor will we entertain any inquiries, until the very last game is played.”

The announcement comes on the heels of the news that the team is looking into allegations of workplace misconduct. Richardson is at the center of those allegations, and there are rumblings that the matters center on racially-charged incidents as well as inappropriate conduct towards female employees.

“The Carolina Panthers and Mr. Richardson take these allegations very seriously and are fully committed to a full investigation and taking appropriate steps to address and remediate any misconduct,” Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond said. “The entire organization is fully committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable and diverse work environment where all individuals, regardless of sex, race, color, religion, gender, or sexual identity or orientation, are treated fairly and equally.”

The Panthers originally noted that they were investigating the matter internally, but the NFL has stepped in to give things a more thorough once over. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones offered up his thoughts on the stunning turn of events.

“I'm saddened by any of the stories of the things that might have incited this at this time,” he said. “He took what he made in his short time in pro football and turned it into a great business and then used that to get the Carolina franchise.”

Source: Daily Mail
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