Well, again, words do matter. Actions do matter. How you conduct yourself in the open DOES matter and Rush Limbaugh is finding this out the hard way.
The NFL would be incredibly STUPID to allow Rush Limbaugh, now he is stating, "I would be a minority owner", to have anything to do with the NFL. Limbaugh is trying to beat back his constant inflammatory comments over the years, but with little success. When you call the majority of African Americans who play in the NFL a bunch of "Crips and Bloods but without the weapons", did he think the NFL would welcome him with open arms?
Sometimes, when you have a shit load of money, what you STAND FOR does matter. That is the NFL.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said this afternoon that the divisive rhetoric of prospective Rams minority owner Rush Limbaugh makes him unappealing.
"I myself couldn't even think of voting for him," said Irsay speaking from the NFL's fall ownership meetings in Boston.
Asked if he'd spoken to other owners about Limbaugh's candidacy, Irsay said, "I haven't and I don't think I would even go to the point of talking to Tony Dungy, Jim Caldwell, Dwight Freeney, talking to those men and seeing what their positions are. I'm very sensitive to know there are scars out there. I think as a nation we need to stop it. Our words do damage and it's something that we don't need. We need to get to a higher level of humanity and we have.
"I come from a different era where Marvin Gaye and John Lennon were speaking about [certain things] and we've been doing a slow crawl to some of the things they talked about. We don't need to go the other way," Irsay added. "We can't go the other way where there isn't forgiveness and understanding but we gotta watch our words in this world and our thoughts because they can do damage."
My, my talking about Marvin Gaye and John Lennon, both men who recorded, repeatedly social records back in the day. They spoke about racial divide, the environment, and giving PEACE A CHANCE. Rush Limbaugh does not qualify in any of those categories.
Lastly, when a NFL owner comes out and one well respected as Irsay, you are a DONE DEAL. Now the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell weighs in:
"I've said many times before we're all held to a high standard here, and I think divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about," Goodell said at an NFL owners' meeting. "I would not want to see those comments coming from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL, absolutely not."
King Rush, "Its been one."
Read it all here.
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