Reverend Al Sharpton, civil right leader and president of the National Action Network, released a letter that was sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell petitioning for some time to meet and talk about Rush Limbaugh’s attempt to buy the St. Louis Rams.
The letter reads as follows and is personally signed by Reverend Sharpton:
“I was disturbed to learn that there is a potential bid by Rush Limbaugh to buy the St. Louis Rams and I would like to request a meeting with you to discuss the myriad of reasons as to why he should not be given an opportunity to do so. Rush Limbaugh has been divisive and anti-NFL on several occasions with comments about NFL Players including Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb and his recent statement that the NFL was beginning to look like a fight between the Crips and the Bloods without the weapons, was disturbing (New York Daily News, October 9th).
I commend the executive director of the NFL Players Association DeMaurice Smith for publicly asking that the League seek to unify not divide in a letter to the executive committee.
Mr. Smith courageously implored that the league reject divisiveness, and we, at National Action Network, and countless people across the country, strongly echo his sentiments.
I look forward to hearing from you to set up a meeting in the near future.”
Reverend Al Sharpton
President, National Action Network