Sunday night Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced he would be selling the team and Sean “Diddy” Combs wants in.
Richardson came under public attack after allegations of sexual misconduct and racial mistreatment came out on Sunday. Shortly after, he decided to sell the team.
Record producer, entrepreneur, and businessman Diddy took to Twitter to spread the word that he was interested in taking over ownership of the team. Later on, the mogul hopped on his Instagram to begin picking players, one big name in particular.
Combs said, “I will immediately address the Colin Kaepernick situation and put him in the running for next year’s starting quarterback. It’s just competition, baby. It’s just competition.”
Kaepernick became a household name after he sparked a wave of anthem protests in 2016. The quarterback left the 49ers at the end of 2016 and has not since been signed with another team.
Kaepernick is a fan of the idea and wants to be involved but as a part owner. Kaepernick tweeted Monday morning that he wanted in on the ownership group. Also, ready to join in on gaining ownership is Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry. This would make Diddy the only African-American to own a majority share of an NFL team.