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Faulk is interested in owning a piece of the Rams

Last week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Dave Checketts might fill the spot created by the removal of Rush Limbaugh from the group attempting to purchase the Rams with former Rams running back Marshall Faulk.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Faulk says he hasn’t been contacted yet, but that he’d be interested.

I don’t have any involvement as of today,” Faulk said Sunday on NFL Network’s NFL
GameDay Morning
.  “I have not been
contacted by Dave Checketts’ group.  I have not talked to Dave Checketts
at all about this. . . .

“I would love to be a part owner. . . .  That would be a great honor, but I haven’t talked to them at all.”


Checketts’ bid is one of reportedly three proposals made by groups who would keep the team in St. Louis.  Curent ownership is careful to point out that no decision has been made to sell a controlling stake in the team.

A sixty-percent share of the Rams currently is owned by the two adult children of the late Georgia Frontiere, Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez.  Stan Kroenke owns the other 40 percent. 

Kroenke reportedly is interested in buying the rest of the team, but he would need a waiver of the league’s cross-ownership rules.  Kroenke owns the Denver Nuggets of the NBA and the Colorado Avalance of the NHL.  Currently, owners may hold teams in other sports leagues only if all teams reside in the same market.

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15 Responses to “Faulk is interested in owning a piece of the Rams”
  1. SkinsFanInNebraska says: Oct 19, 2009 11:01 PM

    Oh, does this mean that Al Sharpton has withdrawn from the group?

  2. gosox2673 says: Oct 19, 2009 11:01 PM

    I would also love to be the part owner of a team, and I, as well, haven’t been contacted by anyone or had any involvement in any way. Can I get a post now too?

  3. Bird Man says: Oct 19, 2009 11:07 PM

    Great story…

  4. shinsnake says: Oct 19, 2009 11:13 PM

    Quick, someone make up some racial quotes, put them on his Wikipedia page and derail his ownership bid!

  5. Zaggs says: Oct 19, 2009 11:31 PM

    In other news, the sun will rise tomorrow and NFL games will be played on Sunday. Is there anyone who wouldn’t want to own a piece of a NFL team?

  6. rolltide says: Oct 19, 2009 11:36 PM

    Yawn. Yeah, see, stories about partial NFL owners are only interesting if conservatives are involved. Any trade rumors?

  7. blueridge624 says: Oct 20, 2009 12:08 AM

    This is a joke. I have more money than Faulk does.

  8. JSpicoli says: Oct 20, 2009 12:21 AM

    Would he have to resign on NFLN?

  9. mokeyneck says: Oct 20, 2009 12:21 AM

    I’m glad to see Faulk took care of his money well enough to be a part owner of an NFL team unlike most ex-players you hear about. Good for him.

  10. apalach007 says: Oct 20, 2009 12:24 AM

    I want to be a part owner!

  11. DocBG says: Oct 20, 2009 1:50 AM

    he’d better hope he hasn’t so much as given a dirty look to a person of another race or the torches and pitchforks will be lit and the crowds gathered.

  12. tj.52 says: Oct 20, 2009 7:44 AM

    I hear Faulk prefers green M&Ms over red ones. Much too polarizing a figure.

  13. FireJerryJones says: Oct 20, 2009 8:12 AM

    Doesn’t he already own 0.5% of the Dolphins… like everybody else?

  14. Biff Henderson says: Oct 20, 2009 12:48 PM

    I own a piece of the Green Bay Packers and am looking to diversify my portfolio.

  15. TRAMO says: Oct 20, 2009 10:50 PM

    Yea he will make a good token and stay on the porch.

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