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Diddy wants to buy the Panthers

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 02: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs attends The Four cast Sean Diddy Combs, Fergie, and Meghan Trainor Host DJ Khaled’s Birthday Presented by CÎROC and Fox on December 2, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Ciroc)

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In October, he hinted at starting a new football league. He may instead buy a team in the league that already exists.

Sean Combs a/k/a Diddy has expressed an interest in buying the team.

“I would like to buy the Panthers,” Diddy tweeted. “Spread the word. . . . There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history.”

There’s no word to spread. If he can put the money together to make a competitive bid, he can buy the team. Ultimately, it depends on how much he’ll pay -- and how much other groups are willing to pay.

Then there’s the question of league approval. But given that the league has no African-American owners, if Diddy can at least match what someone else is offering, the right play could be to approve him as the next owner of the franchise.