Radio personality Rush Limbaugh lashed out at NFL union leader DeMaurice Smith, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the media a day after being dropped from a group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams.
On his syndicated show yesterday, Limbaugh said he was approached by St. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts earlier this year about participating in a Rams bid. Limbaugh said Checketts assured him his involvement as a minority investor had been vetted by the NFL. “I said to him at this meeting, ‘Are you aware of the firestorm?’ He said, ‘We wouldn’t have approached you if we hadn’t taken care of that,’ ’’ said Limbaugh, a conservative favorite who is reviled by many liberals.
Limbaugh added that Checketts had told him his involvement had been cleared at the “highest levels of the NFL.’’
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Colts owner Jim Irsay expressed misgivings this week at a leaguewide meeting about Limbaugh’s involvement, with Goodell saying Limbaugh had made “polarizing’’ comments and Irsay vowing to vote against him.
On Wednesday, Checketts said Limbaugh had been dropped from the bid.