Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is planning to sell his team.
Sean John Combs (a.k.a. Puff Daddy, Puffy, P Diddy, Diddy, etc.) quickly announced his interest via Instagram.
But it’s his plans for the team that left fans shocked and outraged at the thought of Diddy as owner.
Combs wants to buy the Carolina Panthers and hire Colin Kaepernick to “put him in the running for next year’s starting quarterback.”
Interesting strategy considering the Panthers already have a franchise quarterback in Cam Newton.
“Diddy” elaborated on his plans on Instagram.
“‘I believe it’s time to turn the franchise over to new ownership,’” Diddy began, reading from the statement.
“Well I need to send a message out to all the people 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,” Diddy said. “It’s just competition baby. It’s just competition.
But also, I will have the best halftime show, the best selection of music and we will win Super Bowl after Super Bowl.”
Fox News reports:
Diddy’s interest in buying the Panthers comes after its current owner, Jerry Richardson, decided to sell the team following sexual and racist misconduct accusations.
Richardson wrote in the open letter: “I believe it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership. Therefore, I will put the team up for sale at the conclusion of the NFL season.” The letter did not address the allegations.
If Richardson is leaving the league to save the team’s reputation, it’s not clear how Diddy’s ownership would change things.
The rapper, music producer, etc. is known for videos featuring scantily clad women dancing provocatively around him, including this recent CÎROC French Vanilla ad featured at the top of Diddy.com.
What are your thoughts?
Would Diddy’s ownership of the Carolina Panthers damage the league’s reputation further?
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