Major League Soccer team Nashville SC has new minority owners including Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry. The other two new owners include actress Reese Witherspoon and technology investor Jim Toth. Henry is just the fourth NFL player to buy into ownership of a soccer club. Those other three players are Kansas City Cheifs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram, and Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson.
Nashville SC announces that Reese Witherspoon, media and technology investor Jim Toth and Titans All-Pro running back Derrick Henry have joined the team’s ownership group
— Buck Reising (@BuckReising) April 26, 2022
In a statement on the team’s website, Derrick Henry had the following to say. “As a kid growing up in Florida, I imagined being a professional sports owner and the opportunity to do that with a Major League Soccer club is truly a dream come true.”
Henry continued with: “My investment in Nashville SC is way more than financial, it’s truly an investment in the city of Nashville. The chance to be part of a club like Nashville SC, especially after seeing what they are accomplishing in the community, was an opportunity I did not want to miss.”
— Nashville SC (@NashvilleSC) April 26, 2022
Nashville SC recently completed construction on the largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States which they’ve named Geodis Park. Derrick Henry will be a valuable voice as a professional athlete and is great publicity for the soccer club. NFL players continue to diversify their investment portfolio with other professional sports teams and that trend is not likely to stop for now. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Henry and Nashville SC the best moving forward.