Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton is looking to block conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s potential bid to buy the St. Louis Rams. Sharpton sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell requesting a meeting to discuss Limbaugh’s plans to purchase the franchise.
“Rush Limbaugh has been divisive and anti-NFL on several occasions with comments about NFL Players including Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb and his recent statement that the NFL was beginning to look like a fight between the Crips and the Bloods was disturbing,” Sharpton states in his letter.
In the same letter, Sharpton praised DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, for asking that the league’s executive committee “seek to unify not divide.”
Last week, Limbaugh announced that he was partnering up with St. Louis Blues hockey team owner Dave Checketts with the intent to buy the Rams. Limbaugh later declined to share more details due to a confidentiality agreement with investment firm Goldman Sachs.
So far, there has been no word on whether Commissioner Goodell has responded to Sharpton’s request.