No NFL Team for Rush: Investors Dropping Him
Controversy too intense, say sources
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2009 3:19 PM CDT
Rush Limbaugh in his Palm Beach, Fla. radio studio.   (AP Photo/Photo courtesy of Rush Limbaugh)

(Newser) – It looks like Rush Limbaugh's hope of becoming an NFL owner is kaput. Dave Checketts—the man putting together a team of investors to buy the St. Louis Rams—is dropping Limbaugh, three league sources tell ESPN. Checketts, who already owns the St. Louis Blues, has concluded that the bid doesn't stand a chance because of the controversy surrounding Limbaugh.

On his radio program today, Limbaugh gave no sign of surrender. "I'm not even thinking of exiting," he said. "I am not a caver. None of us are. We have been betrayed by too many who have caved. Pioneers take the arrows. We are pioneers. It's a sad thing but our country over 200 years old now needs pioneers all over again, but we do."

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Oct 15, 2009 12:26 PM CDT
let Rush have the damn team....take them all out of the country...and then I can enjoy 60 minutes and Coldcase on time....I am really tired of having my programs delayed because of some damn football game
Oct 15, 2009 10:03 AM CDT
Oh Noes!!! Now Rush can't fulfill his lifelong dream of owning black men.
Oct 15, 2009 4:47 AM CDT
Sadly, many, many suckers...