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Sharpton

Looks to Stuff the Rush

In NFL

10/12/2009 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Al Sharpton is playing some serious defense for the St. Louis Rams -- The Rev has launched an all-out blitz to keep Rush Limbaugh from buying the NFL franchise.

In the wake of several reports that Limbaugh is serious about becoming an NFL owner, Sharpton fired off a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, begging the football honcho to reject Rush from the league.

In the letter, Sharpton tells Goodell, "Rush Limbaugh has been divisive and anti-NFL on several occasions with comments about NFL Players including Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb."

In 2003, Limbaugh famously argued that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was getting special treatment in the press because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed.

But in his letter, Sharpton brought up another Rush-centric controversy, adding that Rush's "recent statement that the NFL was beginning to look like a fight between the Crips and the Bloods without the weapons, was disturbing."

Sharpton's letter comes in the wake of public opposition from the head of the NFL Players Association, who also asked Goodell to reject Rush from the league.

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whatever    

well i agree with rush. look at all the crimes committed by nfl players. got guys drunk killing people, domestic violence, drugs, dog fighting, and the list goes on. the league somewhat condones it. so i wished al sharpton would shut up and go back to the rock he came out from under.

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whatever    

oh and lets not forget the bringing of firearms unlicensed into a public night club, or the shooting or being involved in the shooting of people. kinda does remind you of gang activity doesnt it?

1787 days ago
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Lynn    

I'm sick of people telling us what we can/can't do. This is American. If the person has the money, who cares what they do?

1787 days ago
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biggity    

go away sharpton. You are pathetic.

1787 days ago
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Yolanda Nixon    

I'd rather see Rush buy our Rams than Sharpton any day. Go away Al, no one cares what you think.

1787 days ago
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biggity    

Sharpton - the guy who wants to gag order the world about speaking any truths about any black person. Look dude, when a white person does something, whites DON't cover it up and spin it, they call it for what it is. When someone does something, to normal people it is about what they did...to you it is about covering it up ONLY IF THEY ARE BLACK and FORBIDDING ANYONE TO EVER SPEAK OF THE TRUTH AGAIN. You need to get there too, live in the truth and stop trying to manufacture something that NOBODY is buying! That will be the day of harmony.

1787 days ago
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ako33    

KEEP THE RACIST OUT OF THE 70% BLACK NFL. LET HIM STAY ON THE RADIO WHERE HIS FELLOW RACIST REDNECKS LOVE HIM!

1787 days ago
8.

Grouch    

Sharpton is racist and divisive.

He belongs behind bars.

1787 days ago
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FooFoo    

Since when does Al Sharpton have the right to say what goes on with the NFL? I'm so sick and tired of him spewing his own racist s*** on America's ears. He is one of the biggest racist hypocrites in America! As the other posters above me have noted, there is so much criminal activity going on in the NFL, and yet it is condoned because these athlete's special treatment. Got a felony record? Join the NFL!

1787 days ago
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Rod    

If this deal goes through they will be turned into the first all WHITE team since segregation. Only in AMERIKKKA would this mess happen.

1787 days ago
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Cassy    

Rush has a right to buy what he wants with his money. Just like the players have a right not to work for him and the fans have a right not to support the team and not watch the games on TV.

Regardless of how you feel about this, vote with your wallet. That's the only way to achieve your desired outcome, regardless of how you feel.

1787 days ago
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Luke Warmwater    

Rush would be good for football. He is very knowledgeable and has the dough to buy the team. What's the problem?

1787 days ago
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SP    

If anyone should be rejected it should be Sahrpton, he is more divisive than Rush ever has been, & if you ever listen to the context in which Rush is talking about these situations you would probably agree with hjim. Like the Bible you can take a small portion & make it say something it never meant. Same way they do Rush, they take one small comment but do not take the whole talk in. People should have to quit tip toeing around black people any way, always scared they will offend one.

1787 days ago
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eddie    

The whole world should reject Al Sharpton........

1787 days ago
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pinky    

Hey Al how come you never speak out on blacks who are on
the Washington Redskins or the blacks on the Atlanta Braves?

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