On Sunday night, just hours after the Panthers beat the Packers to move one step closer to clinching a playoff berth, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson made a stunning announcement. He revealed he is going to sell the Panthers at the end of the season in light of the NFL investigation into sexual misconduct allegations made against him. The move stunned many inside the NFL community.
But it sounds like there’s at least one very rich person who is already interested in purchasing the Panthers when they go up for sale. Shortly after Richardson released his statement, Diddy took to social media to reveal that he wants to buy the team. He put up a series of tweets indicating a real interest in buying the Panthers from Richardson.
Steph Curry also announced that he wants to help Diddy’s dream come true. He took to Twitter as well to say that he would be down to spend a portion of his fortune to buy the Panthers with Diddy.
Diddy responded by saying that he would appreciate the assistance from the Warriors star.
Now there’s yet another celeb offering his help to Diddy—and this one is going to make even more noise than Curry. On Monday morning, Colin Kaepernick jumped on Twitter and said he would like to get in on the potential ownership group Diddy is putting together.
This is obviously a big deal because most people believe Kaepernick has been blackballed by the NFL owners this season after protesting before games last season by taking a knee during the national anthem. The idea of him playing a part in purchasing a team could really shake things up in the league office.
We’re still a long way away from any of this actually happening. In his statement, Richardson said he’s not going to entertain any offers for the Panthers until the season is 100 percent over. But that will give Diddy, Curry, Kaepernick, and other interested parties the time they’ll need to get together and see how realistic this actually is. If nothing else, it’ll force a reaction out of some current NFL owners and see where they stand with regards to the idea.