In October, he hinted at starting a new football league. He may instead buy a team in the league that already exists.
Sean Combs a/k/a Diddy has expressed an interest in buying the team.
“I would like to buy the Panthers,” Diddy tweeted. “Spread the word. . . . There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history.”
There’s no word to spread. If he can put the money together to make a competitive bid, he can buy the team. Ultimately, it depends on how much he’ll pay — and how much other groups are willing to pay.
Then there’s the question of league approval. But given that the league has no African-American owners, if Diddy can at least match what someone else is offering, the right play could be to approve him as the next owner of the franchise.