Colin Kaepernick wants to own the Carolina Panthers

FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Colin Kaepernick attends the 2017 ACLU SoCal’s Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. A visit by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to New York’s Rikers Island jail facility has drawn a rebuke from the union representing city correction officers. The head of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association tells the Daily News that Kaepernick’s presence at Rikers on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, will encourage inmates to attack jail guards. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

As you probably have heard, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is selling his team. Sports Illustrated reports he secretly paid off victims of sexual harassment and racism in the work place.

On Saturday night, rap mogul Diddy tweeted that he wants to buy the Panthers and sign Colin Kaepernick.

Less than two hours later, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry tweeted that he wants to join Diddy’s ownership group. Curry grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Monday Morning, Kaepernick tweeted that he wants to be part of Diddy’s ownership group, too.

I think this would be fantastic for the NFL. Diddy would make a great owner. He’s arguably the best executive producer in rap history. Bad Boy Records ruled.

But, Kaepernick? Why does he want to own the team? I thought he still wants to play? I guess not.

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  1. Don’t tell me; if they don’t allow him to buy the Panthers, he’ll file another law suit for collusion…am I right?

      1. Bill Wells
        Get over it you’re champion lost another crybaby liberal , and there’s no room for that kinda talk hear this football room , But I think they have crybaby sessions over there at Berkeley that you could go to

        1. I’m no fan of Trump, but I respect he was not only able to defeat the Republican establishment, the Democratic establishment, but also the FBI, to get elected. That is some feat, in and of itself for mine….

          1. Razor he had no little, shall we say, extracurricular help. And BTW, the FBI helped him with his election, what with that last minute nonsense about HRC’s emails.

      2. NFL won’t let him, he tried to buy the Bills a few years ago and was denied, he also once sued the NFL when he was an owner of an USFL team (and won, but actually lost).

        Kinda makes you see why he tweets the stuff he does about the NFL, he’s just a spiteful little man.

    1. Is there any rule preventing an owner from playing for his own team? If not, this might be the only way Kaepernick gets a starting QB job. Heh!

  2. Not sure these guys have enough net worth. Owning a franchise is for the multi-billionaire’s club these days. What would Kap’s percentage be – 0.001%?

  3. Maybe Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin can chip in too. It’s a non story. None of these guys have the kind of wealth necessary to own a team and the NFL owners would never agree to an ownership group with Diddy at the forefront anyway. They like rich old guys like themselves.

  4. 49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin flourishing with Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback
    1 hour ago • 11 comments
    By David Bonilla

    “After averaging 2.5 catches and 52.5 receiving yards in each of the San Francisco 49ers’ first 11 games, wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is benefiting from his new quarterback.

    Since Jimmy Garoppolo was named the starting quarterback, Goodwin’s averages have jumped to eight catches and 106 receiving yards per game.”

  5. Diddy would be fine. He’s got money. He’d be pretty amusing. Curry is boring but doesn’t have that kind of money (about 1%) despite being very wealthy. Kaepernick’s wealth wouldn’t even round-up to 1%. Plus, since he’s suing the league, he’s not getting in. Ever.

    1. Sean Combs is worth 800 million, give or take a few million. That is no way he could outright own a team. It would take him and Jay Z and Dre…and still they’d need another couple billion because between the two they might have 2.5 billion total net worth (and we all know that 80% of that isn’t liquid).

      You’d more likely see a Walton son getting it, as they are worth 30+ billion.

  6. I suspect that the majority of these comments are from Caucasians and should probably shut the hell up…Don’t be mad that these athletes and music artists have more money than you’ll ever see! You are not their accountant so you really don’t have a damn clue on how much they are worth…

    1. Has nothing to do with their race Justice, at least from my point of view. It’s about the amount of wealth needed to be a partner in this league. Almost all of them are Billionaires and the ones who aren’t like Mark Davis, inherited the teams from family.

    2. And you think you know what they have NFL No Frigging Losers it what it stands for and two of the three is LOSERS Steph is kool

    3. Justice
      I got something for you

      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ; Or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press ; Or the right of the people Peacefully Assemble And to petition the government for a redress of grievances

      When are you liberals gonna learn everybody has the right to free speech

      1. And when are (people of all political persuasions) gonna learn the 1st amendment is protection from the government. A private citizen can tell another to shut the hell up all he wants. Like that would do any good.

    4. We all know how much they are worth and none of them have a worth that starts with a B.

      And since us white people cant comment and should shut the hell up, I’ll let a black man, a rapper who almost signed to Bad Boy tell you how it is.

      “And that even go for Puffy who so motherf—-ng paid
      That he’s richer than these White folks or at least that’s what he say
      That’s what he say, that’s what he say, and them petty n—-s love it
      Think about it, what’s a rapper standing next to Warren Buffett?”

      — Killer Mike — ‘Thats Life 2’


    After that 0-9 start to the season, doubt was starting to develop over Kyle Shanahan’s hiring as head coach this past offseason. Don’t bother denying it now, 49ers’ fans — nothing can truly be deleted from the internet.

    Shanahan has proven, week-in, week-out this season that he can manage a locker room, install a culture, promote accountability, and empower both coaches and players. Those are excellent qualities of a head coach.

    The 49ers running backs averaged fewer than 2 yards per carry Sunday against the Titans, but Shanahan’s play calls and Garoppolo’s impressive accuracy and zip pushed the Niners’ offense above 400 yards against one of the top-ranked defenses in the NFL.

    Shanahan was in a flow state with passing plays, finding ways to exploit weak links in Tennessee’s man-to-man scheme

  8. From the presser transcript…
    Did you have a message? Do you say something to the offense or do you kind of go out and let things happen?

    Garoppolo: “I always say something to the offense before every drive, I’m always talking on the sideline. That’s one thing that our offense does a good job of. There’s a lot of talking to each other, communicating what we saw out there. It helps us in the next drive.”

    Anybody know if this has been typical of 49ers teams recently? Sounds like it should be a no-brainer, yet I’m wondering because I’ve never heard it brought up and answered quite like this before, and because I’m not sure I see any of our “pre-Jimmy” QBs as being particularly vocal?

  9. sebnynah says:
    December 18, 2017 at 10:03 am

    TrollD, went full on Freddy Kreuger, mentioned he knew where I lived, and threatened me by stating that I should be terrorized by the thought he could attack me at any time.

    TomD’s Take: Seb’s gone hysterical….Produce the quote where I stated the above, liar.
    “Reading is fundamental,” your words, Sebster.

    1. Yawn, back to football.

      Eric Branch‏
      1m1 minute ago

      Has Kyle Shanahan thought of what to get #Patriots for Christmas? “I haven’t. They are on my good side right now.” #49ers

  10. Well, having just finished reading the full SI article on Richardson prior to seeing this post, I will say that Diddy & whomever will bring a VERY DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE to the executive offices!!!
    Power is seductive and addictive Absolute power is absolutely corrupting.
    (All credit to whoever said that originally)
    Personally I have no preference for who buys the Panthers, which is convenient, since I have the same amount of influence over it. Diddy? Fine. CK? Fine. Elton John? Sure.

    1. Jimmy Garoppolo’s drive sets up Robbie Gould FG in 49ers win over Titans
      Posted By Grant Cohn on December 18, 2017

      TomD’s Take: I’ve posted Seb’s entire comments, even where he blames me for his wife’s ailments, no doubt induced over the years living with Seb:

      sebnynah says:
      December 18, 2017 at 10:03 am

      TrollD, went full on Freddy Kreuger, mentioned he knew where I lived, and threatened me by stating that I should be terrorized by the thought he could attack me at any time. I did not tell my wife about that, since she just went in for a mammogram, and is worried about a lump, so she does not need more stress. I still will refrain from posting any more, but just could not resist this one last time. Glad to see them weeding out the trolls, and hope they ban TrollD forever. At least, if anything happens, we have in writing a Prime suspect.

    2. Agree. I have no preference either. There are many billionaires out there who could step up… Zuckerberg, Putin and his cronies, an entertainment consortium of Lady Gaga, Denzel Washington, and Tom Hanks. The list goes on.

      1. Sure. He made himself a fortune in real estate after running the riff-raff out of western Pennsylvania during the Whiskey Rebellion (against disproportionate taxation on small distillers) and acquiring their ‘abandoned’ land.
        An early version of The Golden Parachute. Entitled white guy.
        Look, I’m an old white guy. Me & The Duchess earned our money, and didn’t make anybody poor-er doing it. In fact I saved all my customers and employers money, and The Duchess did as well.
        Ya’all should drill down on that 2nd Grade civics lesson.
        ‘I cannot tell a lie’ STFU on that tired mantra.

        1. I never said he was perfect, and I don’t believe there’s a white guy or a black guy that is. However, he did some great things, and could have been king of America if he was consumed with power. He stepped away, and that is to be commended….

  11. 49er Fans,

    I’ve posted the quote attributed to me by an hysterical Seb.
    Not once have I posted as Freddy Krueger and know not how Seb, even in his wildest hallucinations from the sanitarium, conjured up this blatant slander.

    But whomever the poster, I, (and speaking for many others) enjoyed the respite from his voluminous postings.

    All can clearly see, I responded as my usual, TomD, in the Chucky comment, mentioning nothing about Seb’s whereabouts.

    Essentially, Seb took a vacation from this site for no reason whatsoever.

    Freddy Krueger says:
    December 11, 2017 at 3:33 pm
    Sebnynah I know who you are and where you live. Don’t fall asleep……

    TomD says:
    December 11, 2017 at 3:45 pm
    Freddy’s friend, Chucky, says hi :

    Chucky at bus stop:

  12. Good do it and move them back into our division. We’d be guaranteed to never go winless.

    I can see it now. The Carolina Black Panthers.


    “We’ve got a number of plays that we use in two-minute with different words and things like that, so it was nice to anticipate that coming, not with a quick turnover or something like that so [quarterbacks coach] Rich [Scangarello] can sit there on the sidelines with him and go over everything. Jimmy is a pretty visual guy, so when we do that it’s nice to have about five to 10 minutes where Rich can draw all the plays up so he can see them and just think about them, and we don’t get to use them all. I think we ended up using three of them, but it’s nice to preview that before we go out.”

    Shanny focuses on his head coaching duties while his QB coach draws up plays and works with the QB. Could it be that Shanahan doesn’t need an OC?

    1. Do you actually do anything but copy/paste all day? Have a take bro. I know how to point my browser to the Mercury when I need it.

      1. “Shanny focuses on his head coaching duties while his QB coach draws up plays and works with the QB. Could it be that Shanahan doesn’t need an OC?”

        That was my take. The paste further disproved the myth that Shanny is neglecting his head coaching responsibilities because he doesn’t have an offensive coordinator.

        1. That was always a seriously flawed argument because the people wanting him to hire an OC didn’t take into account he already had numerous OC’s without the title.

          As for the complaints about Shanahan as a HC, it’s always tied to winning and losing. If you win they love you, if you lose they want to tie a rock to your leg and drop you in the bay. Grant and a few others have been all over Shanny for the penalties the team has taken this season treating it as an indication the team is undisciplined and he doesn’t have them prepared, and yet no mention of that in a game where they took 7. It’s all about the wins and if you don’t win, then every detail is dissected and obsessed over until you win again.

      2. Totally agree, people should have a take. Screw the facts that back them up, opinions and feelings are that matter. smh
        80, keep it up. You’re one of the more reasonable posters on here even though we have disagreed multiple times (Not on this topic) I like arguments with some backing.

  14. Hopefully for Kaep he can run a team better than he could run an offense. I get the feeling that if he were involved in tense negotiations, he’d drop his eyes and run at the first hint of pressure.

  15. I say more power to them and I wish them luck. With a large enough investment group, they may be able to leverage funding sufficient to purchase the team. If they are able to do so, it will be interesting to see what the NFL does.

    1. Given the racial demographic of the players it would be evolutionary fun to see a mostly black ownership group. Guess who’s coming to League meetings!?!
      Get Oprah on board and there’s some substantial financial resources at play.
      As to the other owners, if the applicant group can show sufficient greed in their proposed business model…..shrug……they’re in.

      1. “As to the other owners, if the applicant group can show sufficient greed in their proposed business model…..shrug……they’re in.”

        Funny — and likely true.

        I had not realized that Jerry Richardson, while having controlling share of the franchise, only owns 48% of the Panthers. If the franchise is worth $2.3 Billion as estimated, then his share would be around $1.1 Billion. The investor group might not need to be as large as I initially thought, since the investors would likely need to contribute only about 1/3 to 1/2 that (about $370 to $550 Million) and leverage the rest.

  16. The off-season is going to be hilarious with the Kaepernick stories. There will be non-stop black panther inspired workout photo shoots to show the world ‘he out here’ and that the ‘grind is real’. They will feature lots of hip hop artists, bulging muscles and baby oil but little in the way of film study or working on mechanics. Of course, being in physical shape was never the issue with Kaepernick….but whatever.

  17. One word, Oprah. She could buy the team herself, but if her, Diddy and MJ create a group they could buy the Panthers straight Cash homie

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