If the group that Rush Limbaugh is involved with becomes a potential buyer of the St. Louis Rams, they could meet some roadblocks from NFL owners. 24 of the 32 owners must approve the sale and according to multiple sources, Colts owner Jimmy Irsay has already come out and said he would vote against Limbaugh’s group.
Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh was on the attack. On his radio show and website, he was defending himself after several news outlets printed and broadcasted alleged quotes from the talk show host that were racially slanted.
Limbaugh says the quotes were fabricated and originally posted on his Wikipedia page by an anonymous source. Plus, there were quotes that appeared in the 2006 book “101 People Who Are Really Screwing America” by John Huberman. The book does not provide specific details about the quote.
The quote that has received the most attention that Limbaugh is fighting back against is, “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.”
Limbaugh, says he is personally going to go after Jason Whitlock, a sports writer for the Kansas City Star who also contributes to FoxSports.com, and Bryan Burwell, sports writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch who wrote an article referencing the quotes in question. Burwell, later admitted he never checked the validity of that quote other than referencing the book in a follow up article.
Limbaugh is part of a group, along with Blues owner Dave Checketts that is interested in putting a bid in to buy the team.