While I still groan at calling him “Diddy”, the man we formally knew as Puff Daddy recently told Bloomberg News that he strives to be the first African-American majority owner of an NFL team.
Per Nancy Gay:
Sean “Diddy” Combs to Bloomberg TV: I will become the first NFL African-American majority owner.
Says Combs on NFL ownership, “Not havin’ a small stake, but actually owning an NFL team. And I think it’s time for that.”
More Combs on NFL ownership: “A majority of the players that are in the NFL are African-American, but there are no African-American owners.”
What team Combs has an eye on is unknown, though as one of the music industries biggest moguls, it’s a price that Combs could afford if he put forth the effort to purchase a team.
Diddy, the founder of Bad Boy Records has recently appeared in Nike commercials alongside Detroit Lions superstar Calvin Johnson, so it’s clear the shiny suit man is slowly trying to work his way into the league.
Of course, saying you want in and actually getting in (no matter who you are) is not the easiest task as ownership in any professional sport, especially the NFL, is very difficult to get approved.