Diddy, Curry involved in bid for Panthers ownership

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Along with rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs, Curry is understood to be among the celebrities Rubin has spoken to.

The rapper, along with Warriors star Stephen Curry, is amongst a minority group being put together by billionaire Michael Rubin to purchase the National Football League franchise, ESPN reports.

Owner of the sports apparel retailer Fanatics, Rubin notified the NFL about his intention to bid on the team on March 11 via a formal letter as required by league rules.

However, according to ESPN, Rubin faces competition from hedge fund billionaire David Tepper and CEO of Sherman Financial Group Ben Navarro, who are also understood to have the financial capabilities to become majority owner. He emerged as a serious bidder for the Panthers on Sunday.

The team was put up for sale by owner Jerry Richardson previous year after he faced allegations of workplace misconduct. Richardson founded the franchise in 1993. Newton cited Forbes when saying Rubin is worth $3 billion and would need to put down at least 30 percent of the sale price for the Panthers-valued by Forbes at $2.3 million-to be the majority owner.

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Stephen Curry who grew up in Charlotte is a Panthers fan looking to become part of the team’s next ownership group

"It's just competition, baby".

"ATTN all @NFL owners, it's time for diversity!" After announcing in December that he wants to make history as the NFL's first Black principal owner, Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry immediately backed him.

One of the ownership groups reportedly looking to buy the NFL's Carolina Panthers could include one of the biggest names in the music industry and an NBA MVP. "Nothing really to say about it besides that I'm very interested and very willing to do what it takes to make that happen".

More bids for the franchise are expected to surface in the coming weeks.