by Moxye Staff
The rap mogul and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs wants a piece of the NFL action, and the NBA superstar Stephen Curry wants to join him.
On Sunday night, Diddy said on Twitter that he wanted to buy the Carolina Panthers.
“I would like to buy the Panther,” Diddy wrote on Twitter. “Spread the word. Retweet!”
The two time MVP Stephen Curry, who grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is an avid Panthers fan, soon followed up by saying “I want in!” to be part of the ownership group.
This came after the team’s controlling owner, Jerry Richardson, announced his intention to the sell the team amid allegations of sexual harassment and use of a racial slur directed at a team scout.
The Panthers initially announced on Friday that they had begun investigating Richardson. On Sunday morning, it was announced that the NFL would take over the investigation after reports that other teams questioned the validity of the Panthers investigating their own owner. But after the bombshell allegations were published by Sports Illustrated, Richardson announced his intention to sell the team after the season.
Diddy said he hopes to become the NFL’s first majority African American owner.
“There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history,” Diddy wrote.
Diddy previously revealed his desire to own an NFL team in 2013.
“I have aspirations to become – it will happen – to become the first African-American majority owner. Not having a small stake but actually owning an NFL team,” Diddy told Bloomberg. “I think it’s time for that. A majority of the players in the NFL are African-American but there are no African-American owners. So that’s one of my dreams.”
The team is currently valued at $1 billion and Diddy only has a net worth of $820 million, according to Forbes.
Sports teams also typically sell for significantly more money than their reported value.
Diddy will most likely need several investors if he hopes to purchase the Panthers — and Curry, who has a net worth of $47.3 million, would be a logical choice.