Al Sharpton: Say no to Rush Limbaugh’s NFL bid

Politico.com just posted the following:

The Rev. Al Sharpton pleaded with the National Football League on Monday to deny conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh the opportunity to buy the St. Louis Rams franchise.

In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Sharpton wrote that he was “disturbed” to hear about Limbaugh’s interest in the Rams and asked for a meeting with Goodell “to discuss the myriad of reasons as to why [Limbaugh] should not be given an opportunity to do so.”

Sharpton argued that Limbaugh has been “anti-NFL” in his comments about several of the league’s players, specifically naming Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick.

In addition, Sharpton wrote that Limbaugh’s “recent statement that the NFL was beginning to look like a fight between the Crips and the Bloods without the weapons, was disturbing.”

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Tawana Brawley

October 12th, 2009
12:55 pm

Go Rev Al
Keep them whities in their place.
And remember, stay out of Chicago cause them brothers will kill ya.

Road Scholar

October 12th, 2009
1:21 pm

Why would Limbaugh’s team always lose? They would always rush to the right!

Cutty

October 12th, 2009
1:44 pm

Having Limpbaugh own a team would be equivalent to Sharpton owning one. Neither should.

Tracy

October 12th, 2009
2:08 pm

Rev. Al is not trying to purchase a team, so why is in the comments. I can’t recall him calling any race a monkey.

RGB

October 12th, 2009
2:45 pm

Once again, Rush is Right–not withstanding the uninformed opinions above.

RGB

October 12th, 2009
2:47 pm

“Rev. Al is not trying to purchase a team, so why is in the comments.”

I rest my case.

Bill White

October 12th, 2009
2:49 pm

What? Rush has every right to own the team. Here we go again with this wingnut Sharpton dictating how society should function from his perch. First he kills patriotic Don Imus’ career and now he wants to take down Rush? Gimme a break! Why is the MSM giving Sharpton a pass and then they give Rush all of this trouble. This sounds like the typical MSM double standard.

Ga-B

October 12th, 2009
2:58 pm

Yes, he needs to waste his money on something besides doctor shopping for oxycontin and someone else’s Viagra for boys-only trips to tour little boys in the Dominican Republic. We’d actually be much safer if he were busy ticking off a bunch of 300-pound football players.

JIMBOB

October 12th, 2009
2:59 pm

Why does the media always rush (no pun intended) to this dumb, Jewhating bigot for his input on the state of ‘race relations’?

Evidently leading multiple pogroms against Jews and Koreans makes Al an expert on passing judgement on these things.

Thug Nasty

October 12th, 2009
3:02 pm

to the “Rev” Al Sharpton..You ain’t mad is ya!!! “REV” get a real job!!!

Iceman

October 12th, 2009
3:03 pm

If Sharpton says no to Rush owning the Rams, then I’m all for Rush to own the Rams.

DAVID

October 12th, 2009
3:05 pm

Jim …Why quote a race-baiter –hustler like Big black Al-??? Huh-????

Ben in S Ga

October 12th, 2009
3:05 pm

A lot of us here support Rush’s bid if it is the best one for St. Louis and NFL. I happen to believe it will be.

Ryan

October 12th, 2009
3:06 pm

If you don’t believe what I believe you shouldn’t be able to own anything! Umm, I am pretty sure about 80% of the owners are Republicans. Do we need to cleanse the league and only allow liberals to own teams. Arthur Blank can own all the NFC teams and Dan Rooney can own all the AFC teams.

Coastal Cavalier

October 12th, 2009
3:06 pm

Let’s just say NO to Rev. Al.

Mel O

October 12th, 2009
3:06 pm

The NFL should not allow a KNOWN RACIST like fat boy to be apart of its organization

marvinknight

October 12th, 2009
3:07 pm

RUSH LIMBAUGH ALWAYS wanted to own some black people this is his first chance,he missed out on the first go around of owning black people.

TOny

October 12th, 2009
3:07 pm

The problem with Rush owning a team is:
1. HE HAS BEEN ON RECORD SEVERAL TIMES MAKING RACIAL COMMENTS ABOUT PLAYERS
2. AT LEAST 70% OF THE NFL IS BLACK
3. WHEN YOU COME OUT OF COLLEGE, YOU HAVE NO CHOICE TO WHOM YOU WILL PLAY

In the general society, you can pick your employer (at least decide who you dont want to work for)

WORKING FOR SOMEONE LIKE THAT WITHOUT AN OPTION IS JUST WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!! SOMEBODY SHOOT ME!!!!!!!!! BETTER YET, SHOOT RUSH!!!!!

Sunshine and Thunder

October 12th, 2009
3:08 pm

Sharpton has as much right to own an NFL franchise as…, as…, Rush Limbaugh. (Where’s a thought cop when you need one?)

carl

October 12th, 2009
3:08 pm

now we cant let the man get anymore up on us.just when we get the white house.this is all about race.and the black man will never let it go.i am sure all the slave owners have died by now .so let us move forward as a country and a people.not them and us.

Sunshine and Thunder

October 12th, 2009
3:09 pm

TOny:

What did racial comment did Rush make?

Just askin’.

Ryan

October 12th, 2009
3:09 pm

The whole reason these fools think Rush is racist is because he said “Donovan is overrated because the media wants a black QB to succeed.” How is that racist?

Clayton Bigsby

October 12th, 2009
3:12 pm

America’s still with war with Al Quaeda…but we’re losing the war against Al Sharpton!

The Black Knight

October 12th, 2009
3:12 pm

I truly beleave Sharpton is a racist against the white man.I think Ruah should buy the Rams and Sharpton should be the Waterboy.

JUST WOW

October 12th, 2009
3:12 pm

I don’t care for Rush Limbaugh to be in an ownership role of any kind over any one… so I hope he loses his bid to own a team…

Chris

October 12th, 2009
3:13 pm

I have an idea. How about instead of racist Al worrying about Rush, he focuses his time on all of the thugs in Chicago, Atlanta, and everywhere else who do nothing but steal, sell drugs, and murder? All Rush has done was spoken the truth. That does not make him racist. The day Al and Jesse die should be a day of celebration.

JUST WOW

October 12th, 2009
3:13 pm

Clayton Bigsby… What exactly has Al Sharpton done to be likened to a war with Al Quaeda…?

WOW

JUST WOW

October 12th, 2009
3:15 pm

Chris,
You do realize that thugs come in all COLORS… so do drug dealers, theives, murders etc… You should focus on that…

Since when did a man who fights for CIVIL RIGHTS FOR ALL PEOPLE become a racist…

He has views… and opinions.. like the rest of us…

The Black Knight

October 12th, 2009
3:16 pm

I agree with Chris.They are running out of voices.And its their own fight.

Tawana Brawley

October 12th, 2009
3:18 pm

Rev Al, you still owe me money for that whole ‘hoax’ thang we did in ‘87. Show me da money. Maybe we can set Rush up, too……

Chris

October 12th, 2009
3:18 pm

“Just Wow” when was the last time you saw Al or Jesse protesting AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE? Never you say? Imagine if it were white people in downtown Atlanta constantly killing black people. There would be protests all the time. However, since it’s the blacks doing the killing, he does and says nothing about it. The does not sound “equal” to me you moron.

The Black Knight

October 12th, 2009
3:18 pm

When its Black on Black Al doesnt give a poop.But when its White on black all hell breaks loose.

jimbo

October 12th, 2009
3:23 pm

@just wow
when he set up the fake racist rape in Augusta – don’t remember? I didn’t think so.
sharpton is as racist as they get and should be in jail

Wendy

October 12th, 2009
3:23 pm

Rush is a racist and anyone who listens to him knows that. It is a sad day when we act as if Rush is just speaking the truth, when he does nothing to hide the fact that he is a recist. Further, i would not condone a black racist owning an NFL team either, yes there are black racist just like white, the problem is, we as a pople like to act as if it doesn’t exist.

marcus

October 12th, 2009
3:24 pm

only in america, could one pompous, crooked blowhard criticize another one. sharpton and limbaugh, they had to be separated at birth. they both use racist diatribe to make their fortunes. why can’t limbaugh own an nfl team, it’s akin to being a slave owner. maybe he’ll motivate sorry butt st louis to play like they did when they won the superbowl or aggrevate one of the players to knock him silly. either way, society wins! maybe limbaugh will croak and the “brutha’s” will get “dibs” on his wife. as for sharpton, isn’t there a burger king or mcdonald’s he can boycott because they refuse to give him a franchise for free. has everyone forgotten the tawannna brawley fiasco, the hidden camera episode on 60 minutes. crooks, liars, thieves, con-artist, racist, over weight swines who pray on the fears of ignorant people. they deserve each other. rename the teama nd call them the st louis rage……….

Tawana Brawley

October 12th, 2009
3:25 pm

Rev Al, you so crazy…..

R U Kidding

October 12th, 2009
3:25 pm

Who cares What Al Sharpton says?

tim

October 12th, 2009
3:25 pm

Big Al is complaining about someone owning a Business?? Get a life Al Sharpton! Where the hell is your pimpin purple velvet suit….

Thug Nasty

October 12th, 2009
3:26 pm

Mel O
“The NFL should not allow a KNOWN RACIST like fat boy to be apart of its organization’
Is Sharpton trying to get in the NFL?? He (and you) are the ONLY racist here…

Algonquin J. Calhoun

October 12th, 2009
3:27 pm

Limp-wristed Limbaugh would like to own a team so he could be around a bunch of naked, sweaty mens but he shouldn’t be considered a prospective owner. He was high on pills when he threw his tiara into the ring!

GlennC

October 12th, 2009
3:27 pm

So we allow one racist to do whatever he wants but not let the other racist do what he wants?????????

wxwax

October 12th, 2009
3:28 pm

Limbaugh is an unfortunate and divisive addition to the Dave Checketts group.

Limbaugh makes his money by being confrontational and controversial. That’s his right and he does it very well.

But he cannot expect people to overlook all that when he wants to join a very PR-sensitive outfit like the NFL. Heck, even the Player’s Union is against him. When’s the last time they did that with an ownership group?

Limbaugh is a bad fit and I’ll be surprised if he ends up as a minority NFL owner. I suspect that either Checketts will ditch him as being more trouble than he’s worth, or the group will fail in its bid to buy the team.

Wally

October 12th, 2009
3:29 pm

LMAO!! The only known racist here is “Reverend” Al Sharpton. It’s hysterical that people still call Limbaugh a racist. For those that do, you’ve NEVER listened to him. And no, reading excepts on the Huffington Post or cnn.com duddn’t count. It’s a shame how much the extreme left despises intellect, open debate and racial tolerance. The fact is, neither racial harmony nor frank, forward-thinking discussions about race will ever be tolerated as long as liberalism continues to exist.

Tawana Brawley

October 12th, 2009
3:31 pm

Al, you still so crazee, like that time you blamed President Bush, saying he ruint the economy. You aint been able to find a job in over 46 years. You so funny. I like yo hair and yo huggy bear outfits. Lookin like Velvet Jones and whatnot.

BeScared

October 12th, 2009
3:31 pm

TO ALL OF YOU RACISTS “KEYS AL SHARPTON’S B—K ACE” AND MINE 2

Sanquezpns Willing

October 12th, 2009
3:31 pm

Im sure if Rush was to get the Rams his use of prescribed meds would increase. He would get so dependent on the oxycontin that he would never even rember he made this purchase. In addition they ..the Rams would never be a winner due to the fact that his team would have to be all White. And We All know they would have no running game and could have the record for the most injured players, they couldnt handle these Brothers all up in arms about the purchase. Recall the owner of the CeneNattie Reds!???

Chris

October 12th, 2009
3:32 pm

What kind of a name is Algonquin? I know blacks like to have odd names but I have not seen that one.

jconservative

October 12th, 2009
3:32 pm

The NFL will never approve a sale to Limbaugh. They do not want controversy from anywhere. A whole bus full of people have been turned down for NFL ownership.

Chris

October 12th, 2009
3:33 pm

And Sanquezpns? Wow.

Becky

October 12th, 2009
3:35 pm

@TOny, only 70% is black? More like 90%..