Limbaugh Gets the Axe
Race-baiting talk show host Rush Limbaugh is being dropped from the group bidding to purchase the St. Louis Rams football team.
LOS ANGELES — The group bidding to purchase the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League is prepared to do so without the financial backing of Rush Limbaugh, ESPN reported on Wednesday.
The conservative American radio talk show host Limbaugh is expected to be dropped as a minority member of the group which also includes New York business tycoon Dave Checketts, who already owns a National Hockey League franchise.
Any sale to the Checketts/Limbaugh group must be approved by three-quarters of the NFL’s 32 teams and it has already been met with opposition from players such as Donovan McNabb.
ESPN said according to its sources Checketts now realizes that if he is to be successful he has to drop Limbaugh.