• Stephen Curry, Diddy part of group ready to make bid to buy Panthers

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte native and NBA All-Star Steph Curry along with Diddy are part of a group that e-commerce billionaire Michael Rubin is putting together to make an offer to buy the Carolina Panthers, ESPN reported.

    Rubin's name was mentioned on Sunday as a serious bidder to purchase the team that Jerry Richardson put up for sale during an NFL investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct.

    Rubin owns sports apparel retailer Fanatics and is a minority owner in the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Devils and the English soccer team Crystal Palace.

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    Hedge fund billionaire David Tepper and Charleston businessman Ben Navarro have also expressed interested in buying the team.


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    Charlotte businessman Felix Sabates is leading a local group looking to partner with another bidder.

    Official bids are expected over the next couple of weeks. The eventual buyer will have to be approved by three-quarters of NFL owners.

    The earliest that a decision is expected to happen is at the owners’ meetings in May in Atlanta.

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