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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs wants to buy Carolina Panthers after owner agrees to sell following racism and sexual harassment allegations
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.
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.
Controversial 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!’ Kaepernick tweeted Monday. ‘Let’s make it happen!’
Kaepernick became the first NFL player to protest inequality and police brutality against minorities during the 2016 season by refusing to stand during the national anthem.
He’s remained unsigned since March, when he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers. Currently Kaepernick is suing the league, claiming all 32 owners have colluded to blacklist him in retaliation for the protests, which have continued this season despite significant public criticism.Continue Reading