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Colts / NFL / Jim Irsay / Sports Business

Jim Irsay smacks down idea of Rush Limbaugh as NFL team owner

October 13, 2009

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay isn’t too wild about the prospect of working alongside Rush Limbaugh.

Irsay said at today’s NFL owners meetings in no uncertain terms that he opposes Limbaugh’s buying into the St. Louis Rams.

“I, myself, couldn't even consider voting for him,” Irsay said at the owners meetings. “When there are comments that have been made that are inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive ... our words do damage, and it's something that we don't need.”

Irsay said he has not spoken to other owners about Limbaugh. And at this point, he doesn’t intend to. He barely thinks it’s worth bringing up.

“I come from a different era where Marvin Gaye and John Lennon were speaking about [certain things] and we’ve been doing a slow crawl to some of the things they talked about,” Irsay said. “We don't need to go the other way. We can't go the other way where there isn’t forgiveness and understanding but we gotta watch our words in this world and our thoughts because they can do damage.”

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