Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh Dropped From St. Louis Rams Bid Group: ESPN (Update @33)
Posted on 10/14/2009 1:11:33 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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It’s okay for Jay-Z to own a professional sports franchise, but not Rush.
If that isn’t a double standard, I do not know what is.
The Victory of Lies.
Adolph Obama is smiling.
The left now has veto power over all conservatives’ business decisions. Wonderful.
Agree......I do the same.
This goes for Coke and Pepsi too. If people are serious, they need to do this.
This makes me sick, I say we all boycott the NFL for starters. After all they employ dog killers among other things!
The Cleveland - Los Angeles - St Louis RAMS
J-lo and Gloria Estefan yep. Limbaugh nope. Spanish speaking refs and McDonald’s commercials speaking straight to the minority community.
They don’t want whitey anymore!
No doubt the jock sniffers at ESPN are reporting this with glee. Nice going, race-baiters.
Why doesn’t Rush just have an open line Friday where he goes through alll the NFL teams and lists the players who have knowingly violated the law? Since good old Roger Godell seems to allow them to play and make millions of dollars?
LA RAMS ?? ... I was ready to watch Roman Gabriel again...
amazing how this is playing out ?? make announcement after shows-end
just like the interrupts of Beck from WH..
Rush has them right where he want’s ‘em
We should boycott the NFL.
Rush is punished for the lies of the left but Olbermann can call a woman a bag of mashed up meat with lipstick and keep his job.
Rush will make more $ off the lawsuits than he would have as an owner, in all likelihood.
Maybe he ought to buy NBC instead. Then shut it down.
Does the NFL own the NFL Network or is that outsourced?
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.
Earlier Wednesday, on his syndicated radio show, Limbaugh was defiant, holding on to hope that he still could be part of the ownership group that buys the Rams.
“I’m not even thinking of exiting,” Limbaugh said on his program, according to a transcript provided to ESPN. “I’m not even thinking of caving. I am not a caver. None of us are. We have been betrayed by too many who have caved. Pioneers take the arrows. We are pioneers. It’s a sad thing but our country over 200 years old now needs pioneers all over again, but we do.”
Without Limbaugh, Checketts and his group would have to find a financial substitute to replace the sizable investment that Limbaugh intended to make. At the NFL owners meetings this week in Boston, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed Limbaugh’s potential involvement in the league and said “divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about.”
Goodell added: “I’ve said many times before, we’re all held to a high standard here. I would not want to see those comments coming from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL — absolutely not.”
In 2003, Limbaugh was forced to resign from ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown after saying of Philadelphia’s Donovan McNabb: “I think what we’ve had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.”
Don't forget Deacon Jones!
...ya, am I missing something?
Buy a race horse, Rush. Buy a whole stable.
Boycott the NFL and encourage friends and family to vote down every municipal vote on NFL stadiums.
Well, he has a demonstrable harm now eh? That’s an element of a suit.
The only way to get some people to not do this kind of lying is to make them pay dearly for it.
How great would it be for Rush to win such a lawsuit, and then use all that money donating it to various worthy charities and some conservative campaigns against RINOs like Snowe, Grahamnesty and McCain.