Sunday, October 11, 2009

NFL Players Union "opposes" Rush Limbaugh's purchase of the St. Louis Rams

Remember what Rush said about Donovan McNabb? He was quickly removed from ABC's Monday Night Football. Why? Because everything he said was race related and flatly WRONG. That is why.

The NFL Players Union has every right to be very suspect and skeptical of Rush Limbaugh's purchase of the St. Louis Rams or any franchise to that degree.

King Rush's, as I call him, whole existence resolves around controversy, making ludicrous and ridiculous statements about people, and many times his fact checking on what he says is dead wrong, but it is this type of outrageous crap that has kept him burning the radio waves. So now he wants a NFL franchise?

Many players of the NFL are of color, so their feeling about the hate rhetoric that has repeatedly come out of Limbaugh's mouth is warranted. Why would anyone want to play for someone who wants the President of the United States to fail, has called the President "Barack the Magic Negro", stuck by the Nazi, Marxist and Hitler rhetoric, and then just be cool about Rush owning a team they play for. These players are not FEELIN' THAT. And we won't even go into what he has said about Michelle Obama and many Latino Americans in this country because I would need a book to write about it.

NFL don't do it. Do not give Rush Limbaugh a NFL franchise. He is a prime example of what an owner of a football team should not be, DIVISIVE.

NFL Players executive director DeMaurice Smith on Saturday made a move to solidify the union against a bid by conservative talk show radio host Rush Limbaugh as part of a group that aims to purchase the St. Louis Rams.

In an e-mail to the union's executive committee on Saturday specifically addressing Limbaugh's bid, Smith said, "I've spoken to the Commissioner [Roger Goodell] and I understand that this ownership consideration is in the early stages. But sport in America is at its best when it unifies, gives all of us reason to cheer, and when it transcends. Our sport does exactly that when it overcomes division and rejects discrimination and hatred."

Limbaugh and St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts are among six potential ownership groups that have discussed buying the Rams. League sources say the current sale price has ranged from $700-to-$750 million but that there did not appear to be an imminent transaction.

On Sunday, Smith briefly elaborated, "This communication is more about what we stand for than the reality of our role in any franchise sale. While it's true the subject matter was related [to Limbaugh's bid], I do understand that the NFL does not present ownership bids to me or the NFLPA. I encourage our players to express their views."

At least seven NFL players have publicly opposed Limbaugh's interest in purchasing the Rams with Checketts. In Smith's communication Saturday with his executive committee, the union leader encouraged players to speak their mind on all matters, including Limbaugh's bid. read more here.....

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