Patriots owner Robert Kraft hopes Sean "Diddy" Combs buys an NFL team, Diddy responds
The music mogul agrees “it’s time.”
Back in 2017, Sean “Diddy” Combs first vocalized his interest in becoming an owner of an NFL franchise. The idea was met with instant support, inspiring the music mogul to team up with a group of investors in hopes to collectively purchase the Carolina Panthers.
While the prospect has since fallen through, a recent interview with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has brought the possibility to the forefront of the news cycle once again.
During a run-in with TMZ Sports, Kraft responds to a question asking if he thinks Combs will ever become an NFL team owner, stating, “I hope so. I’m a big fan of his.”
Later on, TMZ caught up with the music industry veteran and entrepreneur himself, asking him to weigh in on whether or not ownership is still on the table.
“It’s time. It’s definitely time,” Combs says, after taking a moment to reflect on the idea.
The REVOLT TV Chairman previously reacted to the Panthers selling to hedge fund founder David Tepper for $2.2 billion, expressing that he was no longer interested in becoming a co-owner of an NFL team because he didn’t want to be “associated with oppressing black men.”
However, as he contemplates his next business moves in 2019, perhaps it is now time to take charge and do things his way. After all, the savvy businessman previously spoke on the subject with passion.
“I will be the best NFL owner that you can imagine,” Combs said, first speaking on the prospect of buying an NFL team. “I will immediately address the Colin Kaepernic situation and put him in the running for next year’s starting quarterback. It’s just competition baby, it’s just competition. But also, I will have the best halftime show, the best selection of music and we will win Super Bowl after Super Bowl.”
Take a look at Robert Kraft and Sean “Diddy” Combs commenting on the topic of minority ownership in the NFL in the clip below.