Report: Billionaire Michael Rubin bidding for Carolina Panthers


CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — Another contender is now in the ring for ownership of the Panthers.

Page Six reports that billionaire Michael Rubin is putting together “a powerful bid” for the Carolina Panthers. 

Rubin, who runs online sports retail giant Fanatics, is set to submit a bid for the Panthers with Joseph Tsai– co-founder of Chinese web giant Alibaba. The report also lists Charlotte native and NBA superstar Steph Curry and music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs as potential minority stake holders.

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Diddy had previously expressed interest in buying the team and stated that his first order of business would be to “immediately address the Colin Kaepernick situation.” Warriors star Steph Curry responded to Diddy’s tweet saying, “I want in!”  

In February billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist David Tepper emerged as a potential buyer and was slated as a frontrunner. 

Another offer was reported in February, but the legitimacy of that offer was never confirmed and a clear buyer did not come forward. 

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Former owner Jerry Richardson announced that the team would go up for sale in December after an investigation was launched into accusations of alleged workplace misconduct made against him. 

The team officially went on the market following their final season game against the Saints. 

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