ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: Rush Limbaugh may be back in pro football soon -- though probably not before Donovan McNabb.
The AP reports that Limbaugh, a Missouri native and former pro football TV analyst, is teaming up with veteran sports executive Dave Checketts in a bid to buy the St. Louis Rams.
“Dave Checketts and I have made a bid to buy the Rams and we are continuing the process,” Limbaugh said in a statement, which also cited a confidentiality agreement with the investment bank hired to review the assets of the family that now owns the Rams.
The Rams are among the NFL’s sorriest teams, though a potential move back to Los Angeles could boost the value of the franchise.
Limbaugh, an avid sports fan, is from Missouri originally but broadcasts his radio program from Palm Beach, Fla. He said in his statement that Checketts -- owner of the St. Louis Blues, and a former executive with two different NBA franchises -- would run the team if their bid is accepted.
Limbaugh did a brief stint as an NFL analyst with ESPN in 2003, but he resigned under pressure after saying that McNabb, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, was overrated due to media hype regarding his race. McNabb was injured in the Eagles opening-week win this year, though he is expected to return to action this weekend.