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Give Diddy the NFL Now

Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly
Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly

Diddy has a message for Roger Goodell and the NFL: Let me #TakeDat #TakeDat.

The richest man in hip-hop for 2017 took to social media Wednesday to put in a bid to buy the NFL. In an Instagram post, Diddy proposed “our own” league where black players could express themselves however they saw fit.

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“My DREAM IS TO OWN OUR OWN LEAGUE. WHERE YOU CAN BE YOURSELF. Have a retirement plan,” wrote the hip-hop mogul. “Have the freedom to be a great human and protest for your people without being demonized for your beliefs as a KING!!!!!”

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C’mon. Freedom of speech and a better retirement plan? What’s not to love here?

Diddy, never one for subtlety, made his case again on Twitter with a simple, all-caps declaration: “SELL ME THE NFL NOW!!!!”

Forbes estimated Diddy’s net worth at $820 million earlier this year. The magazine noted that he was “closing in” on 10-digit wealth thanks to his deal with Ciroc, as well as his stakes in Revolt TV, Aquahydrate (an alkaline-water brand) and DeLeon tequila.

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According to the New York Daily News, the average NFL team costs about $1 billion to purchase.

Diddy clearly can’t buy the entire league, but I do know the D(iddy)FL could take my money. At least it’d have a national anthem that slaps.

Staff writer, The Root.

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DISCUSSION

kaiserkhan
Kaiser Khan

There should be a BLM-centric sports league where athletes are treated like people instead of gladiators/race horses/fighting dogs, you know, in other words, property.