Syndication One syndicated radio talker Rev. Al Sharpton is putting some heat on Rush Limbaugh ‘s bid to acquire an NFL team. Sharpton, responding to Limbaugh’s announcement last week that a group headed by Limbaugh and St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts were in the running to buy the St. Louis Rams, wrote a letter to NFL commissioner Rodger Goodell requesting a meeting to discuss reasons why the NFL should reject the bid. De Maurice Smith, head of the NFL Players Association, said over the weekend that the union is against Limbaugh’s bid and will do whatever it can to block him. Limbaugh has a history of making derogatory comments about black players like Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb, and has compared the league to a fight between rival gang members.
*UPDATE* Inside Radio is reporting that Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay will oppose Rush Limbaugh’s bid to buy the St. Louis Rams. He’s the first NFL team owner to take a public stand. Limbaugh must be approved by 24 of the League’s 32 teams to buy the Rams. At the NFL owners’ meeting, Irsay told his counterparts Limbaugh’s comments have been “inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive… and it’s something that we don’t need.”