Colin Kaepernick as a partial owner of the Carolina Panthers? There’s many things that need to happen before for that to be the case but Kaepernick has reached out about joining Diddy’s ownership group.
After it was revealed that Panthers owner Jerry Richardson had reportedly paid multiple settlements to employees who had reported sexual misconduct and racism, Richardson decided to sell the Panthers.
One person who emerged as wanting to own the Panthers was Diddy. He, along with Steph Curry wanted to buy the team and sign Kaepernick to play QB. Kaepernick responded and set his sights a little bit higher.
I want in on the ownership group! Let’s make it happen! https://t.co/sDR4ciciY8
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) December 18, 2017
Realistically, it’s going to be next to impossible for Diddy, Curry and Kaepernick to buy the Panthers. For one thing, Richardson is selling his majority stake but he’s not the only owner of the team. There are many people who own a minority stake in the Panthers who would probably want to buy a bigger stake of the team.
Also, and this will be the biggest reason why they won’t be owning the Panthers, Diddy, Curry, Kaepernick and anyone else in this group need to be approved by the other NFL owners. If it’s true that the NFL is blackballing Colin Kaepernick, the owners definitely aren’t going to approve owners who want to sign Kaepernick and even more definitely not going to want him as an owner.
The NFL doesn’t like celebrity owners owning a majority stake in a team. While this sounds great and would be poetic justice for the franchise, it’s more likely that some businessperson we’ve never heard of will own the team and even more likely that it will be one of the current owners.