Shortly after Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced he was putting the franchise up for sale, it appears free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is ready to take on an ownership role.
Rapper P. Diddy was the first to say that he would like to buy the Panthers, and would want Kaepernick on to his team.
Diddy responded to Richardson’s news via his official Instagram page, posting a video captioned: “Attention to the Carolina PANTHERS!! ATTENTION NFL! This is a chance to make history!!!
“There are NO AFRICAN AMERICAN MAJORITY OWNERS IN THE NFL!!!! I WOULD LIKE TO BUY THE CAROLINA PANTHERS!!! Let’s GOOOOOOO!!!!! Spread the word. Tell the world! No joke.”
Kaepernick then responded to Diddy’s Twitter post with, “I want in on the ownership group. Let’s make it happen!”
I want in on the ownership group! Let’s make it happen! https://t.co/sDR4ciciY8
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) December 18, 2017
Kaepernick is not the only professional athlete who is keen to be a part of Panthers ownership as he joins Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, who expressed interest by tweeting in response to Diddy, “I want in!”
I️ want in! https://t.co/XvvC1vo7xI
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) December 18, 2017
Richardson’s intention to sell the Panthers comes as he is been investigated for allegations of sexual misconduct and racist language at work.