Al Sharpton has written a letter expressing his distaste that Limbaugh may be buying into an NFL franchise:
In the letter, Sharpton tells Goodell, “Rush Limbaugh has beendivisive and anti-NFL on several occasions with comments about NFL Players including Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb.”
In 2003, Limbaugh famously argued that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was getting special treatment in the press because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed. But in his letter, Sharpton brought up another Rush-centric controversy, adding that Rush’s “recent statement that the NFL was beginning to look like a fight between the Crips and the Bloods without the weapons, was disturbing.”
Sharpton’s letter comes in the wake of public opposition from the head of the NFL Players Association, who also asked Goodell to reject Rush from the league.
It would be a disaster to allow Rush Limbaugh to make any kind of decision inside the NFL.