John Shaw leaving Rams
The man behind the move of the Rams from Los Angeles to St. Louis is finally leaving the organization.
John Shaw, who gave up the role of team president two years ago, is officially ending his ties to the organization. He’s been employed by the team for 31 years.
“As of really the Super Bowl, I don't have an official role with the team," Shaw told Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I've known since the sale (to Stan Kroenke) that it was happening at some point. We all figured the Super Bowl was a good point for it to officially end. And I notified the league."
Shaw not only spearheaded the move East by the team, he also helped the sale of the franchise from the children of Georgia Frontiere to Missouri businessman Stan Kroenke. Some say the move of the Rams spurred more movement throughout the league and also helped lead to the new stadium boom.
The 59-year-old Shaw figures to be in the background on occasion. Per the report, Frontiere’s children still own 31 percent of the team and they’re likely to lean on Shaw from time to time. But he’s no longer leading the way and he will not be representing the team at league meetings.
Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune