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Wed Apr 12, 2017, 03:23 PM

"St. Louis suing NFL over Rams' relocation"

More: http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football/professional/st-louis-suing-nfl-over-rams-relocation/article_501e2349-c9c9-5a70-9743-2583f89948d9.html

ST. LOUIS The city, the county and the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority are suing the National Football League over the relocation of the Rams 15 months ago.

The 52-page suit filed Wednesday in St. Louis Circuit Court lists the National Football League and all 32 NFL clubs as defendants and seeks damages and restitution of profits.

"The Rams, the NFL, through its member teams, and the owners have violated the obligations and standards governing team relocations" because the Rams failed to meet league relocation rules, the suit claims. As such, the league has breached its contractual duties owed the plaintiffs, the suit says.

The Rams and the NFL made intentionally false statements, unjustly enriched themselves, the plaintiffs say, and interfered with business expectations.

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Reply "St. Louis suing NFL over Rams' relocation" (Original post)
Jamaal510 Apr 2017 OP
exboyfil Apr 2017 #1
tazkcmo Apr 2017 #2
exboyfil Apr 2017 #3
tazkcmo Apr 2017 #5
exboyfil Apr 2017 #7
tazkcmo Apr 2017 #8
joeybee12 Apr 2017 #4
hughee99 Apr 2017 #6
Jake Stern Apr 2017 #9
Brother Buzz Apr 2017 #10
Jamaal510 Apr 2017 #11

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 03:41 PM

1. Part of the problem is that those involved

in the relocation to St. Louis did a horrible job on the contract as far as I can tell.

I hope St. Louis is able to at least recover its costs. It is probably better off than it would if their stadium proposal had been accepted.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 03:42 PM

2. lol

They're just mad because they can't seem to hold onto a NFL team. St Louis is like the twice divorced man that always blames the women while he's just an awful spouse.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 03:50 PM

3. If they took actions based upon deceptive statements

Then they may have some sort of case. If nothing more they may get some nuisance money out of the deal. They incurred costs that the Rams did not cover. Lots of money available to at least make St. Louis whole.

As far as the Rams going vs. spending $1B for a tax payer funded statement. Well goodbye and don't let the door hit you on the way out. I wish the Vikings had also taken that approach.

Congress needs to take a look at the antitrust exemptions. Apparently there is a heck of lot of money on the table based upon that.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 04:06 PM

5. St Louis shouldpay nuisance money

for Kurt Warner.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 04:23 PM

7. What is wrong with Kurt Warner?

My wife went to school with his wife. As far as I can tell he is an upstanding family man. Probably doesn't belong in the HOF, but I am glad he made it. Took two teams that had little success prior to him coming and him leaving to three Super Bowls (winning one).

He worked at the Hy-Vee down the street from my house. He is very respected here in Iowa.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 04:27 PM

8. Besides being a Creationist zealot?

Nothing, that's enough.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 04:04 PM

4. I don't know if this has merit, but if it causes headaches

 

For the NFL. I'm all for it.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 04:10 PM

6. "St. Louis seeks to ensure future residents aren't saddled with the debt of a third NFL team"

This lawsuit should help to ensure the people there don't get another NFL team sometime in the future and get stuck holding the bag a third time.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 04:58 PM

9. Fuck the NFL

Why do they not allow municipal owned teams a la Green Bay Packers anymore? That would be a great start toward ending the practice of pitting city against city for a franchise.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 08:07 PM

10. I suspect the City of Oakland and the County of Alameda are watching this story closely

You know what I mean, Vern?

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 10:14 PM

11. I definitely

hope so. I get the feeling that the local politicians have all but given up on fighting Mark Davis, but I hope I'm wrong and they'll follow the lead of Cleveland (in the 90s) and St. Louis. I think there are quite a few things the City of Oakland can sue the Raiders for, including negotiating in bad faith as well as the money owed for renovations and Coliseum parking.

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