NFL Commissioner, Colts Owner Oppose Limbaugh Bid For Rams
October 13, 2009 at 3:21 PM (PT)
RUSH LIMBAUGH's possible bid for the ST. LOUIS RAMS came under additional fire TODAY, but this time the criticism came from NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL himself as well as INDIANAPOLIS COLTS owner JIM IRSAY.
GOODELL, in BOSTON for the NFL owners' meeting, referred to LIMBAUGH's comments on press favoritism towards PHILADELPHIA EAGLES quarterback DONOVAN MCNABB, saying, "I've said many times before we're all held to a high standard here, and I think divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about. I would not want to see those comments coming from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL, absolutely not."
IRSAY said, "I, myself, couldn't even think of voting for him. When there are comments that have been made that are inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive ... I’m very sensitive to know that there are scars out there. We’ve got to watch our words in this world and our thoughts because they can do damage."
Some current and former NFL players have spoken out against LIMBAUGH's bid for the RAMS, as have Rev. AL SHARPTON and Rev. JESSE JACKSON. LIMBAUGH is partnered with ST. LOUIS BLUES and REAL SALT LAKE owner and Sports KALL-A/SALT LAKE CITY principal DAVE CHECKETTS in the RAMS bid.