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Rev. Sharpton sends letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to seek meeting regarding Rush Limbaugh’s potential bid to buy St. Louis Rams

Oct 12, 2009

Monday, October 11, 2009 (New York, NY)—Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, and one of the country’s foremost leaders for civil rights, has publicly released a letter he sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seeking a meeting to discuss Rush Limbaugh’s potential bid to buy the St. Louis Rams.

In the letter Rev. Sharpton cites Mr. Limbaugh’s divisiveness as anti-NFL and hopes to use a meeting with Commissioner Goodel to urge the NFL to block any potential bid by Mr. Limbaugh stating it would be bad for the league.

In the letter, Rev. Sharpton also praises the Executive Director of the NFL Players Association DeMaurice Smith for publicly asking that the League seek to unify, not divide, by rejecting any bid by Mr. Limbaugh.

Rev. Sharpton will discuss the issue on his nationally syndicated radio show “Keepin it Real” at 1:06 p.m. EST on

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