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‘Diddy’ Wants To Buy Carolina Panthers, Sign Kaepernick

Over the weekend, hip hop star Sean “Diddy” Combs announced that he’s interested in buying the NFL’s Carolina Panthers now that owner Jerry Richardson has revealed that he’s selling the team after an investigation has opened into sexual harassment accusations. “It’s time for Black ownership!!” wrote the mogul via social media.

And Combs apparently wants to sign Castro-loving, cop-hating quarterback Colin Kaepernick, explaining that the former 49er will compete with Panther’s QB Cam Newton for the starting spot.

“I would like to buy the @Panthers. Spread the word. Retweet!” wrote Combs. “There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history.”

He also made clear his intentions regarding Kaepernick on Instagram.

“I will immediately address the Colin Kaepernick situation and put him in the running for next year’s starting quarterback,” said Combs in a video he posted. “It’s just competition, baby. It’s just competition.”

Kaepernick’s unimpressive play, coupled with his “activism,” — which has been perceived by many (including President Donald Trump) as disrespectful toward our military and law enforcement — has landed him without a team after he opted out of his contract with the 49ers following the 2016 season.

In another post, Combs wrote, “ATTN all [NFL] owners, it’s time for diversity!! It’s time for Black ownership!! The time is now. Let’s make it happen!!”

The ambitious music mogul also noted the changes he would make to the halftime show and promised Super Bowl wins. “I will have the best halftime show, the best selection of music,” he said. “And we will win Super Bowl after Super Bowl.”​

There is one problem, though: as noted by The New York Daily News, the Panthers are worth $120 million more than Combs’ total net worth.