Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick hopes to join entertainer Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in purchasing the Carolina Panthers from embattled founder Jerry Richardson, who recently announced his intention to sell the team following allegations of sexual harassment and racism.
I want in on the ownership group! Let’s make it happen! https://t.co/sDR4ciciY8
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) December 18, 2017
‘I want in on the ownership group!’ Kaepernick tweeted Monday. ‘Let’s make it happen!’
On Sunday Combs said he wanted to buy the team and hire Kaepernick to play quarterback after a Sports Illustrated report documented wide-ranging claims of workplace misconduct against Richardson. Former Panthers employees spoke of lewd remarks, lingering gazes and inappropriate touching. On at least one occasion. Richardson was accused of directing a racial slur against an African-American employee.
The Panthers are currently valued at $2.3billion, meaning Combs with his estimated net worth of $820million would likely need partners – if his plan is in fact a serious one.
I️ want in! https://t.co/XvvC1vo7xI
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) December 18, 2017
This picture was taken back in 2003. 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!! pic.twitter.com/zex7LTZ8mn
— Diddy (@Diddy) December 18, 2017
On that point, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry hopped on the bandwagon, tweeting at Combs: ‘I want in!’ ‘Holla at me, let’s get it!’ replied Combs. ‘Also, I will have the best halftime show, the best selection of music, and we will win Super Bowl after Super Bowl,’ Combs said. Combs touted his plan as history-making, tweeting: ‘There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history.’ ‘It’s time for diversity!! It’s time for Black ownership!!’ he wrote. While Richardson does plan to sell, negotiations are not imminent.