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SAVE THE RAMS MEETS WITH NFL OFFICIAL TO STATE THEIR CASE
Published February 7, 1995
Save the Rams, the civic group trying to keep the Rams in Southern CA, met with NFL VP of Business Development Roger Goodell to outline their offer to the Rams. Save the Rams leaders stated their offer is at "least equal to the relocation agreement the Rams signed in St. Louis, and claimed the team "deliberately alienated fans the past few years to meet NFL guidelines for a transfer." The group did not provide the NFL with identities of potential stadium investors and team buyers, although the group's financial adviser, Wayne Wedin, said an announcement would be made this week. The ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER is reporting that two Orange County businessman are interested in the club: George Argyros, former owner of the Mariners, and William Foley III, a real estate and fast food investor. Save the Rams has asked permission from the league to make a formal presentation on their offer to keep the team to all 30 NFL owners at the league meetings in March. Wedin expressed confidence such a request would be granted: "We were told there is precedent for that happening" (Michele Himmelberg, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 2/7).