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More Rams Ownership Drama

I’m not sure what it is, but maybe NFL teams are rarely for sale, so possibly all hell breaks loose when a franchise is actually up for grabs.  In any case, the Rams ownership drama continues. St. Louis Business Journal is reporting that Stan Kroenke is not seeking to purchase the Rams, he is simply trying to get extortion money out of the Rams bidding owner, Shahid Khan.  Kroenke is seeking this payment in order to agree to either keep his 40% or sell off his 40%.  I’m not quite sure how this is legal, but people in the know seem to call it “green-mail”.

It is pretty easy to cast Kroenke in the villain’s role here.  He swoops in at midnight and snatches the team, but is only holding the Rams hostage for a fee.  However, we should not jump to conclusions here (unless you have a mat) and let this all play out before we can decide who is evil and who is in it simply for the money.

I still think that Kroenke did not exercise the clause in his contract for some “go away” or “green-mail” money, but instead he really wants to own the Rams outright.  Kroenke owns lots of other teams and does not appear to be an owner in the game simply to make money.  However, I could be completely wrong here as there have been a lot of rumors about the “go away” money recently.

The only thing for certain is that is continues to get worse for the Rams and their fans and this situation will not be resolved soon.


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