Cam Newton reacts after Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs says he wants to buy the Carolina Panthers
Following news Sunday night that Jerry Richardson plans to put the team up for sale, the hip-hop icon tweeted that he’d be interested in purchasing the team.
He tweeted, “I would like to buy the @Panthers. Spread the word! Retweet!”
According to Yahoo, Diddy is setting up meetings with potential investors. The website also reports that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a long call with Diddy to discuss forming an ownership group.
The high-profile duo’s interest has Cam Newton wondering what to think.
“Obviously, he’s a person who has a lot of influence on the culture. It’s cool. I don’t know what to expect,” the Panthers quarterback said.
Richardson is selling the team amid allegations of workplace misconduct, which reportedly include “sexually suggestive language and behavior” and at least on one occasion, a racial slur.
Sports Illustrated reported on Sunday that at least four former Panthers employees have received “significant” monetary settlements due to inappropriate workplace comments and conduct by Richardson.
Richardson said he will wait until the end of this season to begin the sale process or entertain any inquiries.
Forbes Magazine named Diddy the richest rapper of 2017 with a net worth of $820 million.
The Charlotte Observer reported in September that the Panthers are worth $2.3 billion. The last team sold was the Buffalo Bills for $1.4 billion to Terry Pegula in 2014, Forbes Magazine reported last year.