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Limbaugh: Soros May Have Been in Rams Group

Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 01:59 PM

By Phil Brennan

The group Rush Limbaugh was invited to join in buying the St. Louis Rams may have included billionaire liberal George Soros.

Limbaugh told the 20-million-plus listeners to his radio show that he was approached on a West Palm Beach golf course by Dan Checketts, a member of a group seeking to buy a part of the football team. He accepted the invitation at a meeting later.

Limbaugh said he warned Checketts that including him could expose the group to a firestorm of criticism, but Checketts brushed off the warning. Checketts assured Limbaugh that he had cleared the invitation with "the highest levels of the NFL."

Limbaugh said he learned Wednesday about the Reuters report that billionaire liberal Soros may have been a member of Checketts' group.

The deal started to unravel when Checketts called Limbaugh and asked him to withdraw. Limbaugh said he refused, telling Checketts he would have to go public with the fact that he was being forced out. He received a letter from Checketts Wednesday that the announcement would come that Limbaugh was out of the group.

"What is about to happen to the National Football League has already happened to Wall Street," Limbaugh said. "Has already happened to the automobile business. The executive director of the NFL Players Association, Jeremy Swift is, an Obamaite. He voted for Obama, he is a Washington lobbyist, and I think he served on Obama's transition team. He has no experience in professional sports."

Limbaugh speculated that the real reason NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson applied pressure against Limbaugh's gaining ownership was to gain leverage on coming negotiations between the league and the owners concerning a new collective-bargaining agreement.

"That is what's really going on," he said.

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