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Limbaugh: 'Amazing' that remarks about black quarterback were controversial

Updated: October 4, 2003, 12:18 AM ET

PHILADELPHIA -- Rush Limbaugh told his radio audience Friday that he is amazed at the controversy over his comments about a black quarterback, but did not comment on reports that he's being investigated for illegally buying prescription drugs.

The conservative commentator gave up his job as an ESPN sports analyst after saying Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed.

"It's amazing to me that this is a controversy ...

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