CHARLOTTE, NC — When word of Jerry Richardson’s intent to sell the Carolina Panthers surfaced, rap mogul Diddy quickly jumped on the chance to throw his name into the buyer’s ring.
Diddy made several posts to social media Sunday expressing a desire to buy the Charlotte based NFL franchise. In a video posted to Instagram, Diddy says he would be the best NFL owner and would immediately address the Colin Kaepernick situation by putting him in the running for next year’s quarterback position.
The postings also reference a lack of diversity among the ownership in the NFL. On Twitter Diddy said, “ATTN all NFL owners, it’s time for diversity!! It’s time for Black ownership!!”
The posts, which include Diddy constantly referring to the “Carolina” Panthers as the “North Carolina” Panthers, have been met with mixed reactions.
Supporters of the idea however, include NBA great and Charlotte native Steph Curry and Colin Kaepernick himself. Both individuals are fully supporting the idea of a Diddy owned Panthers franchise and even saying they “want in” on the venture.
Jerry Richardson announced the sale of the franchise he founded back in the mid-90s Sunday amid a growing investigation into alleged sexual misconduct and racial slur accusation. Richardson said in a statement that he believes “it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership.”
The team will go up for sale at the end of the season.