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Tue Apr 21, 2020, 09:33 AM

Supreme Court denies to hear appeal from Kroenke, Rams and NFL in St. Louis relocation lawsuit



The Supreme Court has denied to hear a petition by Stan Kroenke, the Los Angeles Rams and the National Football League requesting that the St. Louis relocation lawsuit be settled in arbitration rather than a St. Louis courtroom. The decision regarding the lawsuit brought forward by the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County and the Regional Convention and Sports Complex was made Monday.

It’s understandable that the NFL is afraid of what might come to light if the power players involved in the Rams relocation to Los Angeles in 2016 are forced to take the stand under oath. In a November 2019 ESPN story surrounding the dysfunctional marriage between the Rams and Chargers—who are supposed to share Kroenke’s massive stadium being built in L.A.—the St. Louis lawsuit was described as a “league-wide headache" for the NFL.

The story outlines the claim in the St. Louis lawsuit that the NFL violated its own relocation guidelines in allowing the Rams to move. The St. Louis side claims the league and the Rams failed to negotiate in good faith as they suckered St. Louis into spending millions of dollars on plans for a new stadium that the Rams never intended to inhabit, considering the secret plan for L.A. (which has since been widely documented) was already well into motion.

A Fox Sports story about the lawsuit from 2017 refers to some of the ways Rams COO Kevin Demoff helped create this mess for the Rams and the NFL, essentially by opening his mouth over and over again after the Rams had already gotten away with the caper.

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Tue Apr 21, 2020, 09:54 AM

1. Bad time to be holding the paper on sports stadiums

I always thought the business case for the Rams in LA was shaky. This lawsuit is a minor inconvenience when the Rams PSL lawsuits start up (pay for a license with no games). It couldn't be happening at a worse time for the Rams.

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