ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the story on Wednesday.
Limbaugh was to be a limited partner in a group headed by chairman Dave Checketts. Checketts said in a statement Wednesday that Limbaugh's participation had become a complication in the group's efforts and the bid will move forward without him.
Checketts told the Associated Press he will have no further comment on the bid process.
Three-quarters of the league's 32 owners would have had to approve any sale to Limbaugh and his group. Earlier this week, 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.
Basically this was a concerted effort by the left to get back at Rush. Picking up bogus racist statements and treating them as truth had poisoned many of ill informed minds. Add to the fact that many in the NFL feared the racist charge especially given Al Sharpton’s involvement and Rush’s fate was sealed.
What I find ironic is that the NFL has taken such a high tone. How many of their players were involved with real scandals and were still allowed to play. Michael Vick shoots to the top of the list. So it seems funny that the NFL is all of a sudden shying away from controversy.
As far as Rush’s true controversial statement from back in the day about 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."
One has to wonder just how controversial it really is today, given how the media went head over heals over the idea of the first black president. For those in the media color has very often taken precedent over skill.
Via: Left Coast Rebel
Via: The Powers That Be
Via: UK Telegraph