On Sunday night (Oct. 8), Hill tweeted in the aftermath of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatening to bench players who do not stand for the national anthem. "Hip-hop mogul Sean "#Diddy" Combs weighed in on #Twitter, telling players "If you do whatever you do in unity, you can't be stopped".
In the memo, obtained by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, commissioner Goodell states that the league believes "that everyone should stand for the National Anthem", and that "the controversy over the Anthem is a barrier to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues". He said that the controversial protests have threatened the league's unity and must end for the sake of the players and fans. So Diddy will look instead to form his own new league "where you can be yourself", presumably where players would be allowed to protest against the national anthem. He ended his Twitter posts with, "SELL ME THE NFL NOW!" "Have freedom to be a great human and protest for your people without being demonized for your beliefs as a KING!" His idea of a ideal league would allow protests without the demonization that current NFL players have faced over the past year.
The 47-year-old artist revealed his hopes to launch a league from his Instagram account as he hit out at the words of NFL commissioner Goodell. This is however just an average, not representing most of the teams.
Diddy, who has been a vocal opponent of Donald Trump and a loud supporter of social justice protests and initiatives, took Boykin's comments a bit further, admitting that at one time he wanted to buy a NFL team but these days, he wants to buy the entire league. The average National Football League team, however, is worth $2.5 billion, according to a Forbes report from last month.