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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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caroline    

I am sick to death of this double standard. Black people can say whatever the hell they want about white people, but the second a republican white man makes a TRUE statement about a black person Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson is up in the middle of it. And Linda is exactly right, this is America - if someone has the money to buy something that is their right! That's like saying Michael Vick can never own another dog.

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17.

Tinalouise    

This fat racist should never be allowed to own a football team.. ever.

1776 days ago
18.

biggity    

What? Ok then, let's keep Sharpton out of ANYthing to do with media since his comments and support are truly divisive and ignorant.
Not only should Sharpton NOT receive racial quota money for pretend speaking events, but he shouldn't be allowed to spend money on anything that could be seen by anyone as being offensive. Hey little Al, your jealousy, inadequacies and insignificance are showing….again. What a sad little life.

1776 days ago
19.

Tinalouise    

#11 Got two things correct.. sort of. Rush would be good for football but only if we could use his fat ass AS the football and yes he really does have a lot of dough.. around his ass that is!!!

1776 days ago
20.

wasted days and wasted nights    

It is a free country and it is entertainment. I'd like to see the Rushes versus the Chappelles--and I'd like to play for Dave because he'd be serving grape DRINK on he sidelines.

1776 days ago
21.

whats up Doctors    

I don't like either one of them.And I'm surprised Rush is still on this planet. There has to an NFL law/guideline where a doper can't own a NFL football team.

1776 days ago
22.

L    

Sharpton isn't happy unless he's griping about something. He absolutely nauseates me. If someone tried to keep a black person from owning a team they would be called a racist. Sharpton is ever bit as much a racist as anyone. There is always racism on both sides (white and black). It's not a one way street.

1776 days ago
23.

peteee    

lets see, al twanna sharpton, vs rush. rush's comments that get most traction are the ones taken out of context by media matters, then aplified by the likes of good old al. rush's statement about mcnabb wasn't about mcnabb, but the media. but that is beside the point, lets lynch rush, because al says so. sharpton is just pissed because barak won the election first, and joe biden didn't call al clean and articulate, like he did about barak.

1776 days ago
24.

Joe    

Al's mad that a black man cannot afford to buy the team.. he's afraid that Rush will scrap all the black players and replace with whites only club...

Al should shutup and go to some deserted island and starve to death... Does the man EVER get tired of his own voice?

Take your rainbow warrior friend too!!!

1776 days ago
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caroline    

Wow - "that fat racist"! Those are some ignorant fighting words. Since when did saying something negative about a black person make someone a racist? Are you a bigot towards fat people, Tinalouise?

1776 days ago
26.

whatever    

21. I don't like either one of them.And I'm surprised Rush is still on this planet. There has to an NFL law/guideline where a doper can't own a NFL football team.

Posted at 10:37AM on Oct 12th 2009 by mr. magoo

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Well if that was the case alot of teams would not make if we extended that to the players. so often professional crybabies, i mean athletes, get this special treatment that if the avg. person was to do it we would be buried under the jail. al sharpton, jesse jackson and Louis Farrakhan are the worlds leading racists. duke lacrosse team anyone? even obama wasnt black enough for jesse jackson because he is part white.

i am so sick and tired of being politically correct. dont like what i gotta say noone is forcing you to listen. feelings hurt, oh well go cry me a river. develop a little bit thicker skin and do away with double standards. slavery was over 200 years ago and did not involve you quit looking for a free ride in life and go earn it like the rest of us.

1776 days ago
27.

skhg    

I am so sick of Sharpton. Here he is again putting a spin on something that is absolutely none of his business! Who is he to speak out on the NFL, (a league full of black thugs)? And just consider where a lot of them would be, if it weren't for the NFL! I honestly believe, this is a case where the man's going to do more harm than good for the black man. Limbaughs political views have nothing to do with him owning a piece of an NFL team. This is not a political issue, it's football. I really hope the media playes this down but, they won't. They (like Sharpton) will do anything for attention.

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Lenn K.    

Hey Al, where were you when that young black kid was beat to death by the other young black kids? I bet you were hoping the kids were white who beat the kid so you can ride in there and yell racism like a fake preacher that you are. Rush Limbaugh has as much right as you or Jesse Jackson to buy an NFL team. Blacks will always have problems with people who sell them out for themselves like you and Jackson.

1776 days ago
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jim goosh    

If that PIG AL SHARPTON was ALLOWED to Run For PRESIDENT, THEN RUSH CAN CERTAINLY OWN A FOOTBALL TEAM> SHUT THE EFF UP SHARPTON> You're a parasitic leech and the whole country hates you.

1776 days ago
30.

kml    

they both suck at life

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