I can’t help but laugh at the hypocrisy of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay regarding Rush Limbaugh’s attempt to purchase a minority interest in the St. Louis Rams.
Goodell criticized Limbaugh for “divisive remarks”, saying they had no place in the league. Irsay said he would not support Limbaugh for ownership for his controversial statements, also. It seems these gentleman have little problem with controversial people otherwise. If so they might have prevented new Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross from including Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Antony and Fergie of the Black Eyes Peas in minority ownership.
Gloria Estefan has been criticized for her “divisive” behavior, also. She was taken to task by the Miami Cuban community when she performed with Castro supporter Carlos Santana. She also spoke out in favor of a Miami area politician who was dismissed from an advisory board for advocating that musicians supportive of the Castro regime be allowed to perform in Miami. Estefan is supposedly anti-communist, but divisiveness is divisiveness — no?
Then there is Jennifer Lopez. She has been involved in serial relationships for years, including dating Marc Antony while he was still married. She was involved with Sean Combs (Diddy, Puff Daddy), and was with him when he was arrested for gun violations after a shootout at a nightclub. He was acquitted, but controversy is controversy – no?
Her husband Marc Antony has children out of wedlock, children from a woman he was married to, and now a child from Jennifer Lopez. It seems the man cannot keep stable relationships. Antony is entitled to be married or not be married to whatever willing woman he wants in our society; but a certain segment of the population who value morals may not think very highly of his behavior. Questionable behavior is questionable behavior -no?
Finally, Black Eyed Peas has been associated with obscene language and music. They once recorded a song called, “Let’s Get Retarded”. I thought we weren’t supposed to use that word anymore. But in our land of free speech, they can publish mostly what they want. But obscenity is obscenity -no?
So Goodell and Irsay should cut the garbage regarding Rush Limbaugh. His “controversial” statements have been twisted and taken out of context to make him seem like a racist. The most damning situation was when he accused the media of making out Donovan McNabb to be a better quarterback than he is because the liberal leaning media wants a black quarterback to succeed for political reasons. He made those remarks on ESPN and was fired. But Limbaugh was hired for such controversy, and his remarks were anti-media, not anti-black.
Anyone who listens to Limbaugh knows he is not a racist. In fact, one of his producers is a conservative African American. It is obvious that the only division that Limbaugh would bring to the NFL is a political one.
So Goodell and Irsay have some other agenda in mind when they attack Rush Limbaugh. More than likely it is a political one, and has nothing to do with him being controversial or divisive. So let the guy into the league. What is good for the goose is good for the gander -no?