Antonio Brown and Kanye West need a seat on the desk. They’ll’t even afford to be within the room.
The person that has a history of not paying people, together with being accused of rape and sexual assault multiple times, that poses as some of the gifted huge receivers the NFL has ever recognized, and a rapper/producer who as soon as stated that “slavery was a choice,” who spends all his time publicly antagonizing and harassing his estranged wife as an alternative of constructing the traditional music that made him an icon, are “attempting” to purchase the Denver Broncos.
Their habits is not any laughing matter. Their try and be NFL house owners is hysterical.
“Inform Roger [Goodell] to name me,” Brown recently told TMZ. “We’re engaged on it … We’re working in direction of getting it performed.”
It doesn’t matter how a lot work Brown and West do, they may by no means accomplish their purpose. Moreover all of the issues that it takes to be an NFL proprietor and that you have to have the approval of all the opposite house owners to hitch their membership, to even be thought of you must have the cash — and Brown and West aren’t even shut.
There’s an enormous distinction between wealthy and rich.
In response to the Denver Post, when the Bowlen household purchased a majority stake of the Broncos in 1984 they paid $78 million. That’s nearly the identical amount of cash that Brown has made in his profession, in keeping with Spotrac.com, which has his earnings at simply over $80 million. The Carolina Panthers had been the final group to hit the market when Dave Tepper bought them for $2.275 billion in cash in 2018, which set the document for a promoting value for an NFL franchise. Tepper ranks fifth on Forbes list of the richest sports activities groups house owners of 2021, coming in at a web price of $15.8 billion. It’s estimated that the Broncos last sale value might attain $4 billion, which is 3 times the quantity that West is price, on condition that Forbes named him a billionaire in 2020.
A man who made $80 million in his enjoying profession and a newly minted billionaire considering they’ll purchase a group that may promote for $4 billion is like attempting to purchase a Tesla with a Kroger Plus Card.
Each few years, a bunch of wealthy individuals will get the concept that they find the money for to personal an NFL group till they get humbled and notice their financial institution accounts don’t have sufficient commas. In March of 2018, there have been stories that Diddy and Steph Curry, together with Fanatics proprietor Michael Rubin, had been amongst a bunch attempting to purchase the Panthers. When the asking value of the Panthers rose to $2.5 billion per week later, Rubin, Diddy, and Curry folded.
From Jeff Bezos to Jay-Z, over the previous couple of months, a number of completely different individuals have been rumored as being taken with shopping for the Broncos apart from Brown and West. Byron Allen and Robert F. Smith’s identify have additionally come up, as having a majority African-American proprietor of an NFL group is one thing this league has by no means had. But nonetheless, will probably be an uphill battle — resulting from systemic racism — as Smith has the most effective resume of the bunch with a web price estimated at $6.7 billion, which is greater than the online worths of Colts proprietor Jim Irsay and Eagles proprietor Jeff Lurie, who are tied at No. 38 on the Forbes record at $3.5 billion.
Hopefully, in some unspecified time in the future, the NFL may have a Black proprietor. However given what this league has confirmed to be, it’s nonetheless a pipe dream, because it took till 2020 for a franchise to even have a Black team president. If that is ever going to occur, Black America wants its wealthiest and brightest to be given an opportunity in order that historical past might be made, bringing a couple of sort of change and progress we’ve by no means seen.
Antonio Brown and Kanye West can’t present that. And neither can their portfolios.