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St. Louis Business Journal’s Brian Feldt Talks Peacock’s Comment on Rams Ownership

Brendan Marks, Thu, 14 May 2015 14:10:00 GMT

dave peacock, missouri gov. jay nixon’s stadium task force chief, on tuesday said it’s possible the rams could have different ownership because he believes “(kroenke) is really committed to los angeles,” according to brian feldt of the st. louis business journal.

Feldt joined The Ryan Kelley Morning After on Thursday to elaborate on Peacock’s comments and discuss the latest on the St. Louis stadium situation.

We typed out some excerpts from the interview. Listen to the whole thing below.

Peacock’s statements have gotten some attention. Thoughts on that?

“It was interesting. That was the first time I’ve ever heard him acknowledge Kroenke’s commitment to the Los Angeles market. He said, with that in mind, there’s three scenarios. Either the Rams stay in St. Louis as is. The Rams move to LA (and St. Louis possibly gets a new team)…and the third is the Rams get different ownership. It was a very interesting topic he brought up and something I’ve never heard him say before.”

More on Peacock’s statement:

“He didn’t share any other thoughts…like whether he had discussions of the NFL. He’s been very frank in saying if St. Louis….can build the stadium, the NFL would have a hard time justifying the Rams leaving St. Louis…or the NFL leaving St. Louis.”

You wrote about the possibility of Dave Peacock being part of an ownership group if MLS came to St. Louis:

“The Major League Soccer commissioner will be in town next Tuesday…to gauge interest on how well MLS would do in ST. Louis. I’m sure behind the scenes they will be having discussions on what makes sense for Major League Soccer…what they would want in a stadium. (Somebody asked Peacock) if he would want to be part of owning an MLS team and he said maybe. Usually when someone is asked a question like that and they don’t give a firm no, it has the appearance that the door is open.”

More on ownership topic surrounding the Rams:

“Any NFL owner that would be setting up shop in St. Louis would be on the hook for $250 million…so whether or not it’s the Rams, whether or not it’s a new team…Dave is under the impression that if St. Louis builds a new stadium, the NFL can’t move a team. That’s their bylaws, (but we don’t know if the NFL will follow them).”

Download: Brian Feldt on The Morning After