In light of current NFL controversy, Sean “Diddy” Combs looks to explore starting a league of his own.
Diddy has made it no secret in the past that he would like to own an NFL franchise. Now, the business mogul seems to be expanding his vision.
With the controversy surrounding former San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s inability to land a roster spot, the continued protests of the national anthem and the current suspension of ESPN SportsCenter host Jemele Hill for violating the network’s social media policy, it appears Sean “Diddy” Combs has birthed the idea to run his own league…or just buy the entire NFL.
This exclamation came after Diddy’s retweet of political commentator Keith Boykin’s tweet that read, “Black players are 70% of the NFL. We have the power to defend Colin Kaepernick and Jemele Hill from the forces that would silence them.”
Diddy then unleashed a stream of tweets, further detailing his vision regarding a professional football league.
The NFL has long operated a monopoly on professional football. Combs and the partners he’d have access to would absolutely have enough funding to start a league. The larger question is whether said would draw enough of an audience to sustain it and make a return on that investment.
All that being said, it will no be an easy task to be in direct competition with the NFL. Many have tried and not one has succeeded. However, a window has possibly opened for an alternative to the straight-laced NFL. And knowing Diddy’s past, he would absolutely be one to be taken seriously if he decides to give it a go.