ONE REPORT SAYS RAMS DO NOT HAVE VOTES TO GET MOVE APPROVED
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that the Rams do not have
the 3/4 votes from NFL owners necessary to approve a move to St.
Louis. According to high ranking NFL officials and owners,
Mortensen said the Rams "just didn't prove their case" at the
recent owners meetings in Dallas. Mortensen: "The initial
finding being that the poor state of the Anaheim franchise has
been exaggerated, the team has not been managed properly and the
team may just be on a money grab that has complex revenue sharing
issues." Mortensen said the Rams may be forced to share their
"windfall" with the league in order to get approval. If Rams
Owner Georgia Frontiere wants her "own personal fortune" out of
the deal, the league may suggest she sell her share to Stan
Kroenke, a "purchase the league would like done in a reasonable
amount of time." If Frontiere "balks at such an arrangement,"
then "who knows what will happen" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 2/23).