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
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