Ed Driscoll

"Rush Has No Place In The NFL, But Look Who Does"

Doug Powers runs down the NFL’s hall of shame:

NFL Commish Roger Goodell said that Rush Limbaugh and his “divisive comments” have no place in the NFL.

What does have a place in the NFL? Here’s a short list of players who were active after being convicted of felonies — I added Michael Vick to a list I found here:

  • Michael Vick: felony dogfighting charges
  • Leonard Little: vehicular manslaughter/DUI
  • Michael Irvin: felony drug possession
  • Ray Lewis: obstruction of justice in a murder
  • Plaxico Burress: felony weapon possession (in jail but not yet banned for life from the NFL)
  • Pacman Jones: technically a felon since he pled guilty to obstruction of an officer case in GA

And what has Limbaugh done? Said some words that some people disagree with — and in some cases he hasn’t said them at all because the quotes have been made up.

As for owners, former wide receiver Tim Brown once accused Al Davis, the owner of the Oakland Raiders, of being a racist. What’s Al still doing in the NFL, Rog? Isn’t the mere accusation enough? It’s certainly enough to exclude Limbaugh from your little club.

Rush himself explores the character issues of those who derailed his efforts at stimulating the St. Louis economy — complete, as he notes, with sources.

For the opposite approach, check out the screen capture from CNN at Power Line to note the fake quote that CNN has attributed to Rush — as Brent Bozell quips, “CNN, MSNBC: I Hope You Have Good Lawyers.”

Meanwhile, in a press release from the National Center for Public Policy Research, “Jackson & Sharpton Effort Against Rush Limbaugh is an Effort to ‘Get Whitie’ and a ‘Racist Act,’ Says Leading Black Conservative.” And at American Thinker, prominent black conservative Lloyd Marcus asks, “If Rush Limbaugh is a Racist, Are His 20 Million Listeners Also?”

Related: From Caleb Howe at Red State, “The Totally Real And Not Fake Stupid Quotes Shenaniganza!”

Related: “ESPN Guest: ‘Racist’ Rush Would Never Hire Black Coach”; Bo Snerdley, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, and frequent Rush guest, former NFL linebacker Ken Hutcherson could not be reached for comment.

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Related: “The modern equivalent of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”