Report: DeBartolo ‘definitely is exploring the possibility’ of buying Panthers

Former 49ers owner the latest to express interest in NFC club

Karl Buscheck
December 18, 2017 - 5:15 pm

Ex-49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. is reportedly among the group of prominent individuals who have expressed an interest in purchasing the soon-to-be-available Carolina Panthers.

DeBartolo, who ceded control of the 49ers to his sister, Denise York, in 2000 in the wake of legal troubles, offered a “no comment of sorts:

The one-time Niner boss would be entering a field where Diddy — along with potential investors such as Stephen Curry and Colin Kaepernick — could also be involved.

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