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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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61.

Dave In Tulsa    

Rush doesn't have blood on his hands, white or black. Hey Al, shut up!

1734 days ago
62.

She is hot    

"Would you talk about all of the handouts that Bush's rich friends got in the last eight years in say...Greenwich, Conn??
You ignorant racists crack me up. Too stupid to even know how to hide your racism and then indignant at being called out - priceless!"

Rush is wrong==== Seriously, because I point out that there are a bunch of morons in Detroit wanting handouts from Obama's "stash" and don't have a clue or care where the money is coming from in the first place that makes me a racist. See, the thing is people such as yourself see racism everywhere and fit racism into whatever argument you want to make. It is not racist to point out that the morons that elected this man only want handouts and that Obama loves this because that keeps them dependent on government which is what he requires to stay in power! Dependents to the democrats are the uninformed and they stay uninformed which is exactly where Democrats want them to stay! Bush "rich friends" really? Here again this is where democrats play class warfare. Get the rich man yea! The rich people are the enemy! Yep, the people that provide jobs that Obama and his ilk want to tax more and more and you wonder why unemployment is at 9.8% and rising? I bet you believe Obama when he said he is only going to tax people making over $250k to? Hahaha, but I am sure you can spin this to say I am an ignorant racist somehow. Democrats make me laugh!!


1734 days ago
63.

Paparazzo@frog.cc    

Rush Limbaugh is a big fat ugly stupid moron.

1734 days ago
64.

gene yuss    

black people could play for rush then listen to his show and hear how inferior they are.. sounds like a great idea

1734 days ago
65.

msly    

Rush an NFL owner? What is he gonna do, get rid of all of the black players? He wouldn't have to....because I'm sure they would all rather starve than play for that KLANSMAN WITHOUT A SHEET!!!

1734 days ago
66.

A. Minnitman    

I guess it has been 15 minutes since that miscreant troll Sharpton was last mentioned in the press so he had to inject his fat pomaded azz into somebody's business. We can build space shuttles and atomic colliders, but we can't build a toilet big enough to flush Sharpton?

1734 days ago
67.

Bemused    

I hope these comments reveal to TMZ how out of touch you are. Al (Tawana Brawley hoax) Sharpton has about as much standing in these matters as David Duke.

1734 days ago
68.

sumo    

As much as I dislike Sharpton, who is nothing but Media Whore and a false Civil Rights Leader who is only in it for money. I agree Rush Limbaugh should not be allowed to have any interest in any NFL team. He is a racist bigoted former drug addict. I wouldn't let him near a team never mind owning one. There's enough drugs in sports.

1734 days ago
69.

Midwestprincesse    

First of all, if any of you actually listened to Rush on his radio program, you would know that he is always discussing football (attending games, watching, etc) so that's where his love of it comes from. I believe he's from the state of Missouri, reason #2 for wanting to own the Rams. Rush has nothing but respect for the game of football and he devotes every Friday (most of the time) to off-the-cusp topics that listeners can phone in about and a lot of the time, it's talking about sports and Rush's love for sports.

As far as people calling him fat, he's not fat anymore. Did you not see him on Jay Leno recently? Media sources can't stand him so they use his pudgy face. Besides, Rush diets and exercises and talks about that on his program too. I'm sure he does more activity than you folks calling him fat do.

Third, if we're going to talk about this from an economic & political standpoint, it would be in the Rams interest to have Rush buy the team since he has a steady cashflow. Also, in today's political climate, the black athletes would get a better reputation for staying on the team, because Rush isn't a racist man. If they feel that Rush should put on a statement, then they should ask him to do so. In a world where we're polarized because of our political differences, it would be a statement to Americans and those abroad that you can make it work.

On a fourth note, Marc Anthony owns a share in the Dolphins yet I don't see anyone yelling about his participation despite his infidelities and lack of sports knowledge.

1734 days ago
70.

Karen F. from Chicago    

Ok here we go..Rush (KKK) has the right to purchase anything he wants but surely there will be repercussion like that franchise will probably fold. Maybe Al is not the right person to put this mess out there but Rush and his racist rants just want to say legally that he got N working for him. Rush step back!

1734 days ago
71.

TheTruth    

I can tell by the comments of those hating on Rush, that they have never listened to Rush. They are simply repeating the same language as the liberal left. Ignorance, elitism, and arrogance are alive and well.

1734 days ago
72.

She is hot    

BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS!! Obama wins the Heisman Trophy after watching a college football game!! Congratulations Nobel Peace Prize/ Heisman Trophy Winner!!!

1734 days ago
73.

who has the facts? ME    

Rush is right====== "Seriously, because I point out that there were a bunch of morons on Wall Street(or in the health insurance industry) who wanted handouts from Bush's "stash" and don't have a clue or care where the money is coming from in the first place...that makes me what??"
Those "morons" have lost their jobs - it is terribly sad what is happening on this country because the top 5% in this country have 95% of the wealth and the rest of us in the middle are left with the tab. At least the people in Detroit are feeding their families with the money. The wealthy who got money from Bush just bought another estate in Palm Beach - or maybe a helicopter pad in the Hamptons.
Meanwhile 44,000+ people in this country die every year because they can't afford health insurance - and the vast majority of them are WORKING Americans - not lazy welfare cases. The leading cause of bankrupcy and foreclosures are people overwhelmed with medical bills. There is no compassion on the right - they don't care...they are being funded by the health insurance industry.
I bet JESUS cares - hypocritcal fake Christians crack me up also. I bet Jesus is proud of them when they ignore and ridicule their poor brothers and sisters..good job. Just keep ridiculing them and stepping over them in the street. WWJD??

1734 days ago
74.

mickey lou    

Al is the only racist in this picture! He is no rev.He is just a shake down artist who loves the camerea.

1734 days ago
75.

fedup    

Will someone shut Al Sharpton up. He is the biggest perpetuator of racism. He doesn't want it to go away because then he would have to get a "real job". Go Rush!

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