BenFred: From Demoff secular email to revealing 2013 phone call, STL team reveals first glimpses of relocation discovery | Subscriber only
“Kroenke and the Rams have always intended to return to LA,” Bauman told Judge McGraugh on Monday, a statement Kroenke would likely agree with.
“They never intended to negotiate in good faith,” Bauman said.
Here’s some of what we learned – some but not all were already known – from the STL team’s discovery that was revealed. . .
• In 2006, to avoid an appearance of conflict of interest, Kroenke asked Goodell to remove him from the Los Angeles committee designed to study league opportunities in the NFL there. In 2010, as one of his first acts as majority owner of the Rams, Kroenke registered the team as a California corporation. During a phone call in October 2013, Kroenke told Goodell, the NFL General Counsel and two other owners that he was going to buy two plots of land in Hollywood Park in Los Angeles and build a stadium, and asked the members of the appeal for their cooperation. by doing so. At that point, Kroenke announced his intention to “stay under the radar” and remain “hidden” with his plan. ”Goodell told the group to respect Kroenke’s confidentiality. story in a series of emails. The league advised Demoff to steer the conversation towards a generic real estate transaction to relieve Goodell, which happened. Then Goodell at a Super Bowl press conference shortly thereafter said had no knowledge of the stadium’s development plans. “This statement was a lie,” Bauman told Judge McGraugh, “It was intentional. And that was outrageous. ”And it continued, Bauman argued, a constant stream of Rams and NFL saying one thing while doing another.