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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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76.

vanessa    

First of all, I am so sick and tired of whites claiming there is no racism. Rush is the epitome of racism, and to think a large majority of whites hold him in high esteem is quite scary. There should be a law against ignorant, arrogant whites who feel they can do and say anything as long as it is directed at "any minority". Also, whites do not stand up to the horrendous deeds they do, most of the time, it is not reported in the limelight like other minorities. Also, it is a proven fact they do not get the legal penalities and confinements that minorities do. Get off your high horse, take a couple of steps back and look at the real picture. One day, you may have to endure what you have forced minorities to endure. GET A HEART AND LEARN TO STOP TEARING PEOPLE DOWN BECAUSE OF COLOR!

1649 days ago
77.

Paparazzo@frog.cc    

Rush Limbaugh is a racist piece of sh*t who said:

"I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark."

1649 days ago
78.

skhg    

Don't worry about the votes people. With all the black faces normally posted here, it's turning into a black site. Just saying it like it is.

1649 days ago
79.

fedup    

Excuse me #87. The racism goes both ways. Where I live the blacks are act as if they are owed and just as ignorant as anyone and they have this bully attitude that is really pathetic. So take a look at your own race and try to fix it rather than always blaming the white man. And as for crime being reported by everyone other than whites. You obviously don't watch the news or Nancy Grace, etc. Everyday there is something on there about a "white" child missing, "white" mother missing. Stop blaming the white man for your problems and take responsiblity. That's all we ask. So you get off your pathetic "I'm entitled" high horse and start contributing and quit blaming the whites for your shortcomings.

1649 days ago
80.

Paparazzo@frog.cc    

Rush Limbaugh is a racist piece of snot who said:

"You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed."

1649 days ago
81.

Zonny VanRant    

Al & Rush need to get married, they are perfect for each other.

And KOOKY can be the Bridesmaid

1649 days ago
82.

ako33    

Should DON IMUS and DAVID DUKE own a team next?

1649 days ago
83.

She is hot    

Rush is wrong?

So, the top 5% OWE the rest of the people the $$ they earned? I guess the American Dream means nothing to you because if it did then why should I work hard and hopefully one day make something of myself and be demonized and have the people want the $$ I earned?? The top 5% in the country pay 80% of the taxes so I think they should be applauded instead of demonized for doing their part. Your right only Bush people got $$ from the packages, Obama isn't giving Acorn any $$ or any other left wing radical groups? Yep, his stimulus packages have had no pet pork packages, not at all! I feel for the people that don't have health insurance and if insurance was not regulated on a state by state basis and opened up to all 50 states then there would be better competition and the rates would go down. Universal Healthcare will bankrupt Private Insurance because Universal Healthcare does NOT have to make a profit and can Print money if government had to. Private Insurance has to make a PROFIT! WWJD? Jesus would help them out in the way of getting them back on their feet but then it is up to the individual to keep themselves back on their feet! I bet you believe that Michael Moore's movie against Capitalism is all fact to but how did Michael Moore get rich? Capitalism! He is a hypocrit to the core. The right cares more for the people than the democrats because the right wants to help the people get jobs but all this hand outs even "if" to people who lost jobs should only be temporary. Like Obama preaches "personal responsibility" is key!! Dependance on government= a democrat voter base! I am charitable but that is up to me to decide what to give and certainly not the DAMN government! Yea, have you looked at how "charitable" our dear leader Obama has been with his money?

1649 days ago
84.

FOR REAL    

to #48 you are the liar like i said this man wants your country to failed so pubby that what i mean when i say sad americans.

1649 days ago
85.

TheTruth    

#99 or for real Please learn to formulate a sentence correctly before typing. Your lack of education is obvious.

1649 days ago
86.

kassandra    

A DRUG ADDICT have no business owning a NFL team.

Rev Al, do what you do best and put racists in their place.

WE love u, Rev

1649 days ago
87.

Triple Play    

Sharpton is a Racist Pig Jealous that there are no black owners. the answer si simple WORK hard and get an education

1649 days ago
88.

kassandra    

Will RASH be subject to mandatory drug test like the players

1649 days ago
89.

Triple Play    

#99 for real You are dumber than abox of crack. You are showing your true Color

1649 days ago
90.

FOR REAL    

#101 seem to me none of us needs an education if your are space fighting with me while rush and al are banking on us like i said this man wants your country to failed idot do you get that a$$hole

1649 days ago
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