Diddy receives a huge vote of confidence from Patriots owner Bob Kraft.
Many believe Diddy is out of his league when making his push for NFL ownership. However It looks likeÂ he may have gottenÂ a huge endorsement from one of the more respected NFL owners. On Monday,Â TMZÂ caught up with New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft in Beverly Hills with his arm-candy, Ricki Noel Lander, and asked him what he thought about Diddy owning an NFL franchise.
Much to the surprise of some, Bob says heâ€™s a big fan of Diddy, and that he has a lot of respect for the Bad Boy CEO. â€œI’m a big fan of Diddy,” Kraft told the cameraman. â€He’s a good businessman. He’s a very good businessman and I have a lot of respect for Diddy.â€
Diddy announced over the weekend that heâ€™s interested in becoming the first African American owner of a NFL franchise, wanting to purchase the Carolina Panthers from Jerry Richardson, whoâ€™s leaving the franchise after an investigation for alleged workplace misconduct scandal. After Diddy made the announcement, both Colin Kaepernick and Stephon CurryÂ said they also wanted a piece of the teamÂ to own, giving Puff more ammunition to actually make this happen.