St. Louis Public Radio News
7:49 am
Thu October 15, 2009

Limbaugh dropped from Rams bid

St. Louis – Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from a group seeking to buy the St. Louis Rams.

The conservative talk show host was to be a limited partner in a group headed by Dave Checketts, chairman of the St.Louis Blues.

Checketts said in a statement Wednesday that Limbaugh's participation had become a complication in the group's efforts, and the bid will move forward without him.
Checketts said he will have no further comment.

Limbaugh's bid ran into opposition within the league Tuesday when Colts owner Jim Irsay vowed to vote against him.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said the commentator's "divisive" comments would
not be tolerated from any NFL insider.

Limbaugh resigned from ESPN's Sunday night broadcast team in 2003 after he made remarks about Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb that were seen as racially insensitive.