Rush Limbaugh was dropped from the list of a group hoping to purchase the St. Louis Rams football team Wednesday due to fears the polarizing right wing media pundit would have jeopardized the group's chances of acquiring the struggling team.
Dave Checketts, the chairman of hockey's St. Louis Blues and a member of the group, issued a statement Wednesday making Limbaugh's ouster official.
"It has become clear that his involvement in our group has become a complication and a distraction to our intentions, endangering our bid to keep the team in St. Louis," Checketts said. "As such, we have decided to move forward without him and hope it will eventually lead us to a successful conclusion."
An irritated Limbaugh, in response, said his political beliefs had put him out of the equation.
Said Limbaugh on his broadcast Wednesday: "This is not about the NFL. It's not about the St. Louis Rams. It's not about me. This is about the ongoing effort by the left in this country, wherever you find them, in the media, the Democratic party, or wherever, to destroy conservatism, to prevent the mainstreaming of anyone who is prominent as a conservative."