I don’t have much of an opinion on whether Rush Limbaugh owns the Rams or any other NFL team. It’s a free country and certainly there are racist owners in all of professional sports. (See Donald Sterling) And could he be worse as an owner than say, Al Davis?
What this does tell me though that Dave Checketts’ trial balloon of Limbaugh as a partner didn’t fly like as hoped. And it also tells me that though Limbaugh has amassed wealth in the hundreds of millions of dollars by being a pariah and a hate mongerer, this is drawback that even his money couldn’t buy him out of. At least not yet. This is the price, or at least a side effect of the hate medicine he has sold for his life’s work.
Don’t get me wrong, I agree with Stephen A. Smith who don’t believe many African-American NFL players would turn down money to play for an unapologetic demagogue like Limbaugh. Lord knows most of them don’t stand for anything but the game they play and the money they make from it. I’m just saying I won’t cry tears or carry water for Rush in order to be politically correct or in some attempt to be more fair to him than he is to people who look like me. Oh no. I won’t get on that wagon. If it happens it happens. But I truly IDGAF about Rush’s rights to buy an NFL team.