Colin Kaepernick is trying to break back into the NFL in a different way.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been signed to an NFL team this season, so it appears he may be trying to go a different route to break back into the league.
With Jerry Richardson essentially being forced into selling the Carolina Panthers after allegations of workplace misconduct, Sean “Diddy” Combs, who rose to fame after launching Bad Boy Entertainment, has expressed interest in buying the franchise. Monday morning, Kaepernick tweeted at Diddy, saying that he “wants in” on the ownership group.
Diddy and Kaepernick don’t have enough money between the two of them to buy the franchise outright, so it would take a group of wealthy investors to make the dream a reality.
I would like to buy the @Panthers. Spread the word. Retweet!
— Diddy (@Diddy) December 18, 2017
I want in on the ownership group! Let’s make it happen! https://t.co/sDR4ciciY8
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) December 18, 2017
If Kaepernick were to be part of a group to bid on the franchise, it’s unclear how the process would play out publicly.
Richardson announced his intentions to sell the team on Sunday night. In a letter, posted on the team’s website, he notes that he’ll be putting the team up for sale at the end of the 2017-2018 season. He noted that he won’t entertain offers until the last game is played.
Here’s a snippet of his announcement:
“I believe that it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership. Therefore, I will put the team up for sale at the conclusion of this NFL season. We will not begin the sale process, nor will we entertain any inquiries, until the very last game is played. I hope everyone in this organization, both on and off the field, will be firmly focused on one mission: to play and win the Super Bowl.”
It remains to be seen whether the idea of a Diddy/Kaepernick ownership group has legs. We’ll keep you updated.