Limbaugh says Checketts approached him about bid
From The Associated Press:
ST. LOUIS -- Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is blaming others for being dropped from the group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams.
On his syndicated show Thursday, Limbaugh said he was approached by St. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts earlier this year about participating in a Rams bid.
He also said Checketts assured him his involvement as a minority investor had been vetted by the NFL.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay both expressed misgivings this week about Limbaugh's involvement. Late Wednesday, Checketts said Limbaugh had been dropped from the bid.
Limbaugh says he believes he has been made an example by a players' union seeking leverage in talks over a new collective bargaining agreement. And he says he believes what happened to him was an illustration of "Obama's America on full display."