The Denver Broncos appear to be themost serious contenders for the first NFL franchise to sell to a Black ownership team. Media and TV mogul Byron Allen announced this week that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft suggested that he buy an NFL team. Allen, a former comedian and actor, launched his own media company in 1993 and has amassed a fortune worth somewhere between $450M-$600M.
"Roger Goodell And Robert Kraft Asked Me To Look At Buying An NFL Team" | Byron Allen Vying To Become NFL's First Black Owner – The Shadow League https://t.co/KnEIWPF1Ys
— The Shadow League (@ShadowLeague) February 10, 2022
The Denver Broncos are expected to sell for close to $4 billion, so even if the NFL is willing to sell the franchise to Allen, he will have to find some other partners with long money to close the deal.
Various celebrity websites report Byron Allen's net worth at $450 million. So either his value is drastically underreported or he is in process of lining up partners as Broncos expected to go for $4 billion. #9sports https://t.co/xMiRAKZOqG
— Mike Klis (@mikeklis) February 8, 2022
That’s where Kanye West steps into the picture. As of March 2021, West’s net worth is reportedly $6.6B.
Why are we mentioning Kanye, who has never expressed any real interest in sports, as a potential owner for the Broncos?
Well, on Thursday, former NFL player Antonio Brown, the newly crowned President of Donda Sports, tweeted that Kanye West should buy the Denver Broncos.
Donda Sports want to buy the @Broncos who with me !
— AB (@AB84) February 11, 2022
Brown also tweeted out that the NFL should get in contact with Kanye if they are seriously seeking Black ownership.
NFL CALL YE
— AB (@AB84) February 11, 2022
When AB was getting eviscerated for disrobing, blowing kisses to the crowd as he took his final bow on the NFL stage, then accusing the Tampa Bay Bucs and head coach Bruce Arians of forcing him to play and injecting drugs to numb the pain of an injury, nobody knew that Kanye would in essence, throw him a lifeline by taking Brown under his wing and giving him a prominent position in a field that he knows all too well.
Now, he’s like the royal messenger translating all of Kanye’s thoughts and Donda Sports power moves to the masses. As far as popularity and notoriety goes, AB has gone from celebrity to global icon of sorts and the face of one of Yeezy’s most ambitious ventures to date.
It’s possible that if Kanye does get in on the Broncos deal with Byron Allen Brown might have some stake in the Broncos. How ironic would that be?
Two Peas In A Pod
When Kanye West first met Antonio Brown it was obviously love at first sight. Kanye probably saw how troubled, misunderstood and unappreciated AB felt, especially in the days leading up to his infamous mid-game exit. Kanye, a troubled soul to some degree in his own right, saw a potential kinship.
West, who has had more than his share of controversial moments — from his support of Donald Trump to his admitted struggles with mental health (we’ve witnessed too many Kanye meltdowns in live time) to more recently, his battles with his estranged wife Kim Kardashian and his evangelical rap career with Joel Osteen — probably thought he was looking in the mirror as he followed the polarizing and passionate reactions by fans to Antonio Brown’s every move.
AB’s also doing his music thing, as Rick Ross and he are close.
Yeezy possibly saw a man who was a misunderstood genius. A master of his craft who refuses to live within the constraints of corporate America and society’s norms. Yeezy is a rebel, so he definitely respects the fact that AB won’t just “shut up” and play ball.
So, after rim-rocking social media and the tabloids by appearing together at various high society functions and gatherings over the past several weeks, it was first announced that Brown would be taking an active role in Donda Sports as the company tries to change the culture of cultivating and protecting the mental health of athletes. In a matter of days, he became player-president.
He’s going to have his hands full with the new school West is opening in Simi Valley, which he hopes to turn into a sports empire with the best recruits from across the globe.
The Antonio Brown saga just got a lot more interesting. Stay tuned for the adventures of Yeezy and AB. How long can these two toxic titans of sports and entertainment co-exist?
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