Diddy’s solution to the NFL’s anthem controversy? He’ll buy the league. The whole league. – Washington Post

Finally, someone has come up with a solution to help the NFL get past its President Trump problem with the national anthem.

That person is Sean Diddy Combs, whose solution, unfortunately, is entirely unworkable and would most likely only trigger another presidential tweetstorm. Still, we give the rapper/entrepreneur/mogul props. His plan? Buy the league. Lock, stock and kicking tee. He outlined his “dream” in a Twitter rant Tuesday night.

“I did have a dream to own a NFL team but now my dream is to own our own league!” he tweeted Tuesday evening.

In Diddy’s vision, this would be: “A league where you can be yourself. Have a retirement plan,” he continued. “Have freedom to be a great human and protest for your people without being demonized for your beliefs as a KING!! NEW DREAM ALERT!!!!”

That kind of freedom would only exacerbate the problem and, besides, it’s not going to happen. Alas.

There are 31 owners and one publicly owned, nonprofit team and none of them is in the mood to sell, let alone all of them. Besides, Diddy is out of his league here. With a net worth estimated at $820 million by Forbes, Diddy would have to start with the cheapest NFL team and work his way up. And that team, the Buffalo Bills, still has an estimated value of $1.6 billion, according to Forbes’ latest number. With NFL teams valued at nearly $75 billion in total, Diddy is just a wee bit short.

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Diddy’s solution to the NFL’s anthem controversy? He’ll buy the league. The whole league. – Washington Post

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