Rush responded to this afterwards, but since I’m lifting the video from Radio Equalizer, I’ll make you click over there to read the quote. Consider this the solution to the mystery of why Olbermann, of all people, defended Limbaugh’s ownership bid: He knew this type of questioning would inevitably result and that any liberal associated with the NFL who’s ever popped off (like, say, Keith Olbermann) would henceforth be scrutinized by conservatives for proof of pro football’s double standard. You asked for it, Goodell. And you got it.
If you’ve never read this contemporaneous defense of Limbaugh’s comments about McNabb by Allen Barra, who truly is one of the better sportswriters in America, do it now.