Colts owner says he’s against Rush Limbaugh buying Rams
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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said he would vote against Limbaugh becoming a team owner and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league would not tolerate ‘divisive’ comments from anyone involved with the league.
‘I, myself, couldn’t even consider voting for him,’ Irsay said at today’s NFL owners meetings. ‘When there are comments that have been made that are inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive... our words do damage, and it’s something we don’t need.’
In addition to saying in 2003 that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback do well, Limbaugh also has made a comparison between the NFL and gangs: ‘The NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.’
Said Goodell: ‘I would not want to see those kind of comments from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL.’
-- Austin Knoblauch
Top photo: Colts owner Jim Irsay. Credit: Michael Conroy / Associated Press. Bottom photo: Rush Limbaugh. Credit: Associated Press via Rush Limbaugh