Further, "Dave Checketts, chairman of the NHL's St. Louis Blues and the point man in the Limbaugh group attempting to buy the Rams, realizes he must remove the controversial conservative radio host from his potential role as a minority member in the group in order to get approval from other NFL owners, the sources said." (Twenty-eight of the league's 32 owners would have support Checketts' bid.)
However, Limbaugh said on his radio show today, "I'm not even thinking of exiting. I'm not even thinking of caving. I am not a caver. None of us are. We have been betrayed by too many who have caved. Pioneers take the arrows. We are pioneers. It's a sad thing but our country over 200 years old now needs pioneers all over again, but we do."
A few people have come out against Limbaugh's inclusion in the bid, from Sharpton to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. Even NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said of Limbaugh's past divisive comments, "I think divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about. I would not want to see those kind of comments from people who are in a responsible position within the NFL. No. Absolutely not."