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RAMS NEWEST OFFER TO NFL SAID TO BE WORTH NEARLY $40M
Published April 7, 1995
Two sources say the Rams' latest offer to the NFL to allow them to move to St. Louis is worth nearly $40M, according to Jim Thomas in this morning's ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Rams President John Shaw "would neither confirm or deny" that figure, but said yesterday, "It's a lot of money, isn't it? Most of it's up front, more than 50 percent of it." The team offered the NFL $25M three weeks ago at the NFL meetings in Phoenix, but owners voted it down 21-3. The owners reportedly wanted $50M. Shaw increased the offer on March 27-28 in meetings with NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Shaw says he has not spoken with Tagliabue since then and doesn't expect to until the commissioner returns from a European vacation in time for Wednesday's NFL owners meeting in Dallas. Shaw said he didn't know if the Rams move would be voted on at that meeting: "There might be other issues discussed; I think there might be other alternatives discussed" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 4/7).