Kaepernick Joins Diddy's Push to Buy NFL Team

'Let's make it happen!' exiled QB tweets after rapper floats idea of buying Panthers
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2017 8:27 AM CST
Updated Dec 18, 2017 10:45 AM CST
Diddy seems serious about becoming an NFL owner.   (Instagram)

(Newser) – Sean Combs has gone by a slew of monikers, but he'd like to add "Carolina Panthers owner" to the mix. The rapper, who now goes just by "Diddy," took to social media on Sunday evening to voice his intentions after current Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced he'd put the team up for sale after this season amid sexual misconduct and racism allegations against him, Mashable reports. "I would like to buy the @Panthers. Spread the word. Retweet!" Combs tweeted, with this follow-up: "There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let's make history."

Per Sports Illustrated, Diddy then posted an Instagram video in which he noted, "I believe it's time to turn the franchise over to new ownership." One of the first people he'd look at if his NFL dream comes true is Colin Kaepernick. "I will immediately address the Colin Kaepernick situation and put him in the running for next year's starting quarterback," he said. Kaepernick himself sounds similarly interested. "I want in on the ownership group!" he tweeted to Diddy. "Let's make it happen!" Diddy also promised "the best halftime show" and a Super Bowl win. Another high-profile person took Combs up on his idea. "I want in!" tweeted Golden State Warrior Steph Curry, to which Diddy replied: "Holla at me, let's get it!" (Read more Sean Combs stories.)

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