St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has ruffled some feathers by making no assurances that the franchise will stay in St. Louis over the long-term during the introductory press conference for new head coach Jeff Fisher. Kroenke has ties to Los Angeles and the team's stadium lease with the city's Convention and Visitors Commission on the Edward Jones Dome contains a provision that would allow the Rams to leave if it is not deemed a "first-tier" facility among the top eight stadiums in the NFL. Then the Rams announced a three-year deal to play one game annually in London as a part of the NFL International series.
Now Bill Shaikin of the LA Times is reporting that Kroenke is known to have considered a bid on the Los Angeles Dodgers before Monday's "soft" deadline for opening bids. The story cites "two people familiar with the sale process" in saying that the Rams' principal owner "explored whether to bid" but it was uncertain whether he did submit a formal bid before the deadline. There "more than 10" opening bids, and it is entirely Kroenke put himself in the running to purchase the franchise, so be sure to stay tuned for more.
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