Jim Jones Owns American Arena League Football Team Richmond Roughriders
Already an established rapper, reality TV star and clothing line founder, Jim Jones can now add football team owner to his résumé.
On Tuesday (Dec. 5), the Richmond Roughriders of the American Arena League announced Jones as a part owner of the football team along with Greg Fornario and Michael Kacor.
"I'm grateful for this opportunity and looking forward to taking the Roughriders to the top," the rapper said in a statement. "Hopefully this will inspire the youth to pursue positive activities, especially through sports."
The team's other owner and general manager, Gregg Fornario, praised the rapper, saying, "The Richmond Roughriders partnership with Jim Jones enables us to bring so much more to the table in regards to introducing the high impact sport of Indoor football to the hip-hop culture, allowing us to build the Richmond Roughriders brand not just in our community but nationwide."
Capo also stopped by Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning show and discussed why he wanted to get into the football business, revealing his plans for the future. "I wanna put the culture to the game," Jones said. "If I could put five more teams and add some dope artists to it and help them get some ownership, then you might see a Jim Jones' team play a 2 Chainz's team."
The Richmond Roughriders kick off their second season in March 2018.
Check out Jim Jones discussing his latest venture at the 20-minute mark in the video below.
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