This weekend, some shocking news came out of the NFL when Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced that he would be putting the team up for sale. The news comes after a report in Sports Illustrated found that the 81-year-old has faced numerous accusations of workplace misconduct, including sexual harassment and using racial slurs.
Following the news, hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs took to social media to tell fans that he is interested in buying the team. He added: “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, who started league-wide protests of racial injustice during the pre-game national anthem, has been unsigned all year.
Diddy said on Twitter: “There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history.”
Back in November, Diddy met with Kaepernick to discuss the protests and his fight for racial equality.
Thankful for this brother right here. Met with @Kaepernick7 the other day. I’m inspired by what he’s doing for our people. Times like this we need to be united. He’s out here changing the narrative representing this #BlackExcellence. pic.twitter.com/qpyNqsOYm4
— Diddy (@Diddy) November 23, 2017