Reports: NFL, St. Louis reach $790M settlement on Rams’ relocation
The NFL and the Rams have agreed to pay $790 million to the city of St. Louis to settle a 2017 lawsuit over the team’s move to Los Angeles, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the agreement does not include an expansion team for St. Louis.
It was not immediately clear how much of the settlement will be paid by the league and how much by Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who relocated the team in 2016.
St. Louis city and county officials were expected to make an official announcement on Wednesday.
Attorneys for Kroenke and the NFL were in St. Louis for a mediation session on Tuesday with lawyers representing St. Louis, St. Louis County and the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority.
The lawsuit claimed that the NFL broke its own relocation guidelines and that the Rams misled the public on their plans to leave the city, costing St. Louis millions in revenue.
A trial date had been set for Jan. 10.
–Field Level Media