Skip to comments.Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh
Posted on 10/14/2009 12:48:14 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
Rush Limbaugh is expected to be dropped from a group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams, according to three NFL sources.
Dave Checketts, chairman of the NHL's St. Louis Blues and the point man in the Limbaugh group attempting to buy the Rams, realizes he must remove the controversial conservative radio host from his potential role as a minority member in the group in order to get approval from other NFL owners, the sources said.
Three-quarters of the league's 32 owners would have to approve any sale to Limbaugh and his group. Earlier this week, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay predicted that Limbaugh's potential bid would be met by significant opposition. Several players have also voiced their displeasure with Limbaugh's potential ownership position, and NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith, who is black, urged players to speak out against Limbaugh's bid.
Ultimately, the sources said, Checketts must reconfigure his group and find another investor to make his bid more viable.
Exactly when Limbaugh will be dropped is uncertain, though some familiar with the situation said it could be within the next week. It is unclear if the two sides even have spoken.
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That is better for you and your family anyway.I hope you find many dads there doing the same thing.
Hockey is my new favorite sport. The NFL is jumping off a cliff and I’m not going to follow. No more buying NFL stuff for me. Family obligations require me to use bought and paid for football tickets but after this no more.
Don't forget to get your family and friends to vote down EVERY municipally funded NFL stadium.
The NFL does not want our business and I for one tend to begin abiding by their wishes starting today.
Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Republican Party?
Same here, 'cept I'm an Lions fan...not sure that qualifies as an NFL game...
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if people just ‘stopped’ watching and ‘stopped’ going to the games? I’m wondering just how many conservatives actually comprise the audience.
If this turns out to be true, Rush should devote a segment every week to cover every arrest, allegation or utterance of every player, owner, cheerleader and office employee of every NFL team who makes the news, and who donates a dollar to any liberal. Everything in the past in every liberal member of Congress and every advisor, employee and assistant of theirs should be disclosed loudly. Every media opponent, news columnist and blogger who has championed his denial should likewise be pilloried.
The NFL thinks that people like Keith Olberman and Hunter S. Thompson are GOOD for the sport but that someone with a background in profession sports franchises like Rush Limbaugh has no business investing his money in a team. All because of a false smear being spread by DNC Brownshirts.
If they really can’t prevent things like “gay days” at sporting events, how can they block this sale “on ethics”?
>> Being an owner of an NFL franchise is very profitable. Those who have knowingly slandered and libeled Rush might be vulnerable to tens or hundreds of millions of dollars of damages. <<
If the court can find that the media willingly slandered him and that resulted in a loss, then I say sue the MSM untill they are penniless.
Do they use steroids in football? Or is Congress only interested in baseball players?
No silent partners allowed. Must be disclosed, but who cares. Its ratings month and I am sure that was part of the equation. Being a fan of the Rams, I was completely stoked at first hearing this. Now, not so much a big deal as long as current ownership sells.
Could sue the NFL for a few tens of millions? Would be great.
That's news to me.
That would be neat, but I don’t think Rush wants any more to do within New York State based on his IRS woes for “working” in NYC...
No. There are no steroids in football ;-)
Rush is too classy.
He LOVES the NFL and wouldn’t stoop to such tactics.
Maybe Rush will stop offering free advertising to this entertainment group on his program. Act as if the NFL does not exist. The world would be no less if it disappeared.
It’s a pretty sad state of affairs when a no talent skank-ho like Fergie can become an owner of the Dolphins but an overweight smoker with a drug problem like Limbaugh can’t even buy into a team.