Sean 'Diddy' Combs, NFL owner?
Apr 23, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Recording artist Sean Diddy Combs attends game two in the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs between the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden. Image by Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports
Someday, Packers president Mark Murphy, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and other NFL team heads may walk into an NFL owners meeting and find themselves shaking hands with "Diddy."
That would be one of the aftereffects of the dream of Sean "Diddy" Combs, who said publicly that he wants to own an NFL team.
"I have aspirations to become - which it will happen - I will become the first African-American majority owner," the musical artist told Bloomberg. "Not having a small stake but actually owning an NFL team. I think it's time for that. A majority of players that are in the NFL are African-American, but there are no African-American owners. So that's one of my dreams."
There are theoretically 31 ownership options for Diddy right now in the NFL.
The only team that Diddy cannot own is the Green Bay Packers, but thankfully it has nothing to do with race or any similar issue - just the unique corporate structure of the Packers as a non-profit corporation where by rule, no one person can own anywhere close to a majority of the stock.
Perhaps another African-American, one with Packers ties and a championship on Dancing with the Stars, could become the first to have the top leadership position with an NFL franchise...Donald Driver as Packers president someday?
So far, Driver has not expressed any such plans.