Diddy Says He No Longer Wants To Own an NFL Team “I Don’t Want To Be Associated with Oppressing Black Men” [Video]

Posted June 8, 2018

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs had been very vocal in the past about his desire to own/buy into one of the NFL teams, and had even put in a bid for the new Carolina Panthers before eventually dropping out.

Well now, Diddy says he has lost all interest in the NFL altogether since the NFL announced their new policy that players are required to stand for the national anthem while on the sidelines or teams will be fined.

via NY Daily News:

“I was one of the two last bids for the Panthers. Man, I really wanted to go in there and be a part of the NFL and try to be a positive change. This last move, though, I don’t even want to own an NFL team no more,” the Harlem native said during an appearance on BigBoyTV Thursday.

“I don’t want to be associated with oppressing black men. I don’t want to be associated with telling grown a– men what they can do and cannot do.”

The NFL’s new policy, announced last month, required players to either stand for the “Star Spangled Banner” or stay in the locker room. Anyone who kneels will face a fine.

The rule comes amid a protest against police brutality started by Colin Kaepernick that has since spread league-wide. The 30-year-old quarterback, who hasn’t played since the end of the 2016 season, is currently suing the NFL for collusion.

President Trump has also been vocal about the players who have kneeled, encouraging owners dealing with a protester to “get that son of a b—h off the field.”

The NFL Players Association, as well as several current players, reacted negatively to the new rule, a move that Diddy defended.

“Y’all in a messed-up position, but this is a defining time and if Ali and all them was able to do it, if Jim Brown was able to do it, if y’all stick together, they can’t break you,” he said.

“I’m just at a point where my feelings are hurt because I’m such an NFL fan. And I hope they do what they have to do to fix it. And I hope that they re-engage my dream to want to do that, because if not, I don’t want to be associated, to be around a table that does that to people at all.”

Even though Diddy’s dream may be dead, he still knows how he would have dealt with this situation: “My players could have done whatever they want.”’

You can get into his full interview below, where he dished on the NFL, the new season of ‘The Four’ and much more.

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