The brouhaha over Rush Limbaugh and the NFL reached Congress Thursday, as a Republican Congressman used a hearing to defend the radio talker -- and suggest the Dolphins new part owners are "far more offensive."
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said he saw nothing offensive in comments made years ago by Limbaugh about quarterback Donovan McNabb, and pressed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to say exactly what he disagreed with. Goodell criticized Limbaugh when the radio talk show host was part of a group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams. The group eventually dropped Limbaugh from their bid under fire from people such as Goodell.
"I would point out that you have a couple of owners that have performed lyrics in songs that are far more offensive. In fact, I don't think anything that Rush Limbaugh said was offensive, but with Fergie and with J. Lo, they have, between the two of them, alleged that the CIA are terrorists and liars, they've promoted sexual abuse of women, they've used the N-word, verbal pornography, recreational drug use, et cetera, and they are owners of the Dolphins."
No, they're not, say the Dolphins. The team says Jennifer Lopez is not part of the ownership group of the Dolphins, but that her husband, Marc Anthony, is a limited partner of the team. And Fergie isn’t a limited partner of the team, -- yet. While she's been pre-approved by the NFL as a limited partner, the Dolphins say, the transaction "has not yet formally been consummated by our ownership group."