The Broncos Need Minority Ownership, Says Shannon Sharpe, Who Supports Kanye West Buying The Team
According to TMZ Sports, Shannon Sharpe supported Donda Sports' bid to buy the Broncos, where he played as a tight end. Sharpe said minorities must be represented in ownership positions in the NFL.
While leaving SoFi Stadium after the Super Bowl, Shannon stopped to talk to us, explaining that he supports Ye -- and other prominent Black people -- buying teams.
"I would be happy if there were a minority, Robert Smith, I see Byron Allen is interested," Sharpe replied. "I am on board."
"That's the organization I played for for 12 years. I have a lot of respect for the Bowlen family. They have done a great job for me and my family."
A social media message from Antonio Brown, who describes himself as Donda Sports' president, claims Ye's company wants to purchase the Broncos.
Sharpe said he would support Kanye owning the Broncos if he could find investors, provided he could get the necessary 75% approval from the other owners.
However, West might not need anyone else. Forbes lists Kanye's net worth at $1.8 billion... but Kanye claimed in an interview that he is worth substantially more -- $10 billion.
According to Forbes, the Broncos are worth $3.75 billion.
In regards to Ye and AB, the two have been inseparable since Brown's unceremonious exit from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in January.
Kanye embraced Brown... the two developed a close friendship and business relationship.
The bottom line is, regardless of how NFL owners feel about Kanye, AB, or Donda Sports, Shannon says money talks.
"If he gets the dollars, I understand. NFL is about dollars and cents."