Since Combs posted the tweet on December 17, the tweet has been liked over 83,000 times and retweeted over 70,000 times.
Richardson said that he believes it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership.
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson will step down from day-to-day operations of the team.
But I do expect him, as someone who is in charge of one of the most beloved franchises in sports, to understand why this is not the time to call Richardson a "really outstanding" man of the game, in a game full of actually inspiring people.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Sunday in an email to The Associated Press that the league will handle the investigation rather than the team, as originally planned.
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Meanwhile, Sports Illustrated reported Sunday that it learned at least four former Panthers employees have received "significant" monetary settlements due to inappropriate workplace comments and conduct by Richardson, including sexually suggestive language and behavior. According to the report, there also was an incident in which Richardson used a racial slur at an African American Panthers scout.
The Panthers began play in 1995 but have never delivered on Richardson's promise of winning a Super Bowl. I know that he made it the old-fashioned way.
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles tweeted her reaction to the allegations against Richardson and the potential sale of the team.
Richardson, 81 and a former National Football League player, has been a majority owner of the Charlotte-based team since it began playing in the National Football League as an expansion franchise in 1995. "And by the way, that's somebody else's heart - he's had a heart transplant".
On Sunday night, rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs expressed his interest in buying the Carolina Panthers after news broke that owner Jerry Richardson, now being investigated for inappropriate workplace behavior, is putting the team up for sale. The franchise is estimated to be worth more than $2 billion, so he'll likely need help to raise that kind of money.