Politics and Race In Sports: Rush Limbaugh

United States
October 15, 2009 12:06pm CST
Do you think that the NFL should or shouldn't allow Rush Limbaugh to own and NFL team. If you're not familiar with the subject, Rush Limbaugh is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host that is known for his far right wing conservative view points. He has been publicly criticized in the past for making alleged racially insensitive comments about black players. Anyway, he's been in the news a lot this week because he has shown some interest in buying the St. Louis Rams football team in the NFL. After the announcement, many black players around the league have said that they wouldn't play for the Rams if he was the owner. The NFL and all other team owners have to approve of a new team owner before the buyer is allowed to purchase a team, and as of today, they have not given Rush the go-ahead to buy the team. I personally don't think that the NFL should be able to stop someone from buying a team if that's what he or she wants to do, as long as they don't have a criminal past and risk jeapordizing the team with the decisions they make. Rush has an honest and educated interest in Football, he was actually a member of the NFL discussion analysts on ESPN, which is when he made comments about a black quarter back in the league, leading to his dismissal. Do you think the lines between business, politics, and race could or should be blurred?
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