When Rush Limbaugh’s name surfaced as a potential owner of the NFL St. Louis Rams, many of us cringed at the thought of a man who has been interpreted to be a racist being involved at such a high level in the league.
For those living in a cave and not aware of Limbaugh and his radio show, here are some of the quotes the shock-jock is said to have made:
Limbaugh: “Look, let me put it to you this way: The NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”
Limbaugh: “I think it’s time to get rid of this whole National Basketball Association. Call it the TBA, the Thug Basketball Association and stop calling them teams. Call ‘em gangs. Let ‘em strap up out there [carry guns], and let ‘em market their CD’s.”
Many people look at Limbaugh as a hypocrite. While he implies the men who play these sports are thugs, he has a criminal history of his own. Limbaugh’s mugshot from his drug arrest sits sandwiched between NBA Alan Iverson and NFL badboy Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones in the Sports Climax Sports Mugshot Gallery.
The Today Show did a segment recently asking if Limbaugh is getting a free pass for skirting any serious aftermath after the radio jock featured a song “Barack the Magic Negro” on another of his shows. (see on YouTube here)
Limbaugh’s past resume with the NFL includes when he was a part of the ESPN show ‘NFL Countdown’. Limbaugh had barely unpacked his suitcase when he quickly resigned from the show after making inappropriate remarks.
Many people believe Limbaugh’s particular comment about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb showed Limbaugh’s true colors and ESPN graciously accepted the right-wing radio shock jock’s resignation issuing a statement, “We have communicated with Mr. Limbaugh that his comments were insensitive and inappropriate.”
The network went on to say “We accept his resignation and regret the circumstances surrounding this. We believe that he took the appropriate action to resolve this matter expeditiously.”
When ESPN first announced Limbaugh was joining the show, many of us fell out of our seats. What were those producers thinking! It was obvious what they were setting themselves up for.
That aside, one has to wonder if Limbaugh’s past arrest for drugs would effect his chances of getting a team since NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is becoming strict pertaining to drug-related incidents with his players.
With NFL players already speaking out about their lack of desire to play on any Limbaugh-owned team, it’s time for the league and Commissioner Roger Goodell to close the door on this shock-jock radio host before this controversial issue spins out of control.
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