Al Sharpton to NFL: Block Rush Limbaugh

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Posted: Oct 12, 2009 12:49 PM
Rev. Al Sharpton is reportedly pleading with the National Football League (NFL) to deny radio host Rush Limbaugh the opportunity to purchase the St. Louis Rams franchise

Politico reports:

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.”

Limbaugh confirmed last week that he and St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts were "part of a bid to buy the Rams."