NFL Commish On Limbaugh Bid: “Divisive Comments” Not What NFL’s About
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says it would be inappropriate for the owner of an NFL team to make the kind of comments Rush Limbaugh has made.
“I’ve said many times before we’re all held to a high standard here, and I think divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about,” Goodell said at an NFL owners’ meeting. “I would not want to see those comments coming from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL, absolutely not.”
“I would not be in favor of voting for him,” Irsay said. “I could ask Tony Dungy, Jim Caldwell, Dwight Freeney and consult with them, but there have been comments that have been made that have been inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive. It’s bigger than football. We have to watch the words that we say…. Sometimes privileges in life do get lost. I would not feel comfortable.
“I’ve met Rush only once and he seemed like a nice guy. But when you see the comments that are out there, I would not be comfortable. I myself couldn’t be in favor of voting for him…. We’ve got to watch our words in this world and our thoughts because they can do damage.”Click here for reuse options!
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