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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I’d like to see Rush buy a hockey franchise. :)
Thats too bad. Couldnt handle the heat. God Bless Rush.
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.
Now that’s funny.
Im writing a letter to Jerry.
I hope Rush sues the heck out of all the slanderers.
Limbaugh should buy the Buffalo Bills from Ralph Wilson. They’re worth about 20 bucks max!!
I’m not a big fan of lawsuits but this one seems warranted in so many ways.
But if was an actor or musician with a checkered past it’d be okay. Of course. I think the NFL has lost touch with their base, they now follow the dictats of the MSM.
I think Rush will spend a considerable amount of time over the next couple of ???? as he did today airing the dirty laundry of these trolls.
Let the lawsuits begin.
The liberals win another one. John Edwards was correct.
Just unbelievable. Released after his radio show too...no way to defend himself until ‘time’ passes. The shots are being fired over the bow now....albeit bb size right now but nevertheless...
I never thought that Rush would prevail in ownership. I always thought this was a great way to promote Rush and his show. The NFL owners are like the in crowd in high school they don’t take well to defending themselves - they want to be popular. No surprise.
Michael Vick is okay, but Rush is a bridge too far.
I’ve watched my last NFL game. I’ll take my daughters to the park on Sundays from now on. I’m done with this crap.
Probably could get the Tenn. Vols thrown in for another $5.00. LOL
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus
If the left gets their way we will be denied healthcare and they’d have veto power over everything.
Why didn’t Rush just set up some kind of Foundation or Corporation to do this? From the beginning I thought this was a bad idea.
Yeah, it is pretty sick you can’t invest if you are a Conservative but his name is huge. Unless he wanted bragging rights, why didn’t he just invest as a true silent partner? He gets box tickets anyway with no complaints, so what if it came out later he was one of the partners.
Doing this was like throwing bloody chum into a barracuda feast.
My 2 cents.
Yeah or OJ Simpson,Ron Artess (sp)etc., let’s think of the ‘perfect’ group for this business venture.
He’ll let Limbaugh back in after the fact, quietly.
Me too! Sue their A$$es off! Then donate the money to Sarah PAC...then watch their heads explode!
But it’s okay if the so-called president makes a racially charged statement. They chug down a few beers and all is well. Limbaugh, on the other hand, loses a multi-million dollar deal because of unfounded and unsourced accusations. Take names and sue the heck out of them Rush!
What’s next, NASCAR? I’m not sure if we are loosing or have already lost.
Sorry, but I don’t buy this story. Rush, and partners, anticipated the flash this would cause, so to say Rush is being dropped sounds a bit suspect. I will believe it when Rush says it is true. And, to add, if Rush backs out now he is defeated in any endeavor he tries in the future.
It’s a damned shame when a pack of liberal leaning leftist butt heads can throw a man out of the bidding because they dont like his politics or because a pack of black racists complain.
Well, looks like liberal propaganda works. Rush is out of the NFL deal. Lies knowingly passed on by our “trusted” MSM worked.
We have enemies in high places people and to most of the people in the real world, getting along every day is what matters most to them.
Sadly, I knew this was going to happen. Our political opponents are completely intolerant.
The liberals will declare victory.
I bet Roman Polanski could buy a team.
Conservatives are not welcome to be owners. Are they welcome to be fans?
Guess it’s official now - the NFL is a racist organization.
You mean Rush should have hidden himself to please the bigoted left?
>> Limbaugh should buy the Buffalo Bills from Ralph Wilson. Theyre worth about 20 bucks max!! <<<
The Raiders have a Great QB ,,,
(maybe buy one get one free deal ?? )
The NFL blacklist. The new McCarthyism. Who’s name on the Left can we tie to this action?
They can take the upcoming season and shove it! I won't be watching.
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”?