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To say that the potential purchase of the St. Louis Rams by none other than conservative shock jock Rush Limbaugh has whipped the a sizable chunk of the nation into a politically entrenched frenzy would be an understatement for the ages.

Quite possibly due to several infamous racial epithets, Limbaugh has been on the “outs” with sports fans and ordinary people alike, with most seeing his latest potential business venture as nothing less than a publicity stunt.

Apparently, DeMaurice Smith is one such person, and he is not leaving anything to chance.

Currently serving as Executive Director for the NFLPA, Smith spoke with league commissioner Roger Goodell, speaking on behalf of numerous players that would hate to see the unofficial head of America’s fringe right gain a position of any kind within the National Football League.

“I’ve spoken to the Commissioner [Roger Goodell] and I understand that this ownership consideration is in the early stages. But sport in America is at its best when it unifies, gives all of us reason to cheer, and when it transcends. Our sport does exactly that when it overcomes division and rejects discrimination and hatred.”

Several pro footballers have spoken against a potential Limbaugh ownership, of which, Mathias Kiwanuka of the New York Giants has been the most vocal.

“I am not going to draw a conclusion form a person off of one comment, but when it is time after time after time and there’s a consistent pattern of disrespect and just a complete misunderstanding of an entire culture that I am a part of, I can’t respect him as a man,” remarked Mathias Kiwanuka of the New York Giants on the possibility of the pugnacious pill-popper owning any franchise within the NFL.

Unable to stray to far from the spotlight, Reverend Al Sharpton has entered the verbal arena against a man that has been a worthy adversary in the past. Attempting to flex his social muscle, the permed-crusader has written a letter to commissioner Goodell, hoping that he would block Limbaugh’s bid due to his “anti-NFL” remarks and divisive nature.

Partnered with Dave Checketts, owner of the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues, “Racist Rush” is still in the early stages of negotiations for the team. If a decision to sell the team is reached, one bidding group will be chosen for consideration, with that group at the mercy of the NFL’s 32 owners after being chosen. 24 of them must vote in favor of the group in order for them to become franchise owners.

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