Three investors are involved in the potential purchase of the St. Louis Rams.
Howard Balzer of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat has identified one of the three groups’ leaders.
He is Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, a St. Louis University grad who donated $12 million to the school for naming rights to the Billikens’ basketball arena.
While you collectively wonder what the heck a Billiken is, we’ll tell you a little more about Chaifetz’s potential ownership.
Chaifetz’s group has reportedly offered about $725 million in its bid to buy 100 percent of the Rams. As a native St. Louisan, Chaifetz would obviously give the Rams a greater chance to stay in the city. Chaifetz owns the ComPsych Corporation, which provides employee assistance to over 25 million people and 10,000 organizations in 93 countries.
Chaifetz is competing with one group that may move the Rams to Toronto. The third group is led by St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts. Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that Checketts is not a leading candidate to purchase the organization.
According to Balzer, it’s believed that Chaifetz is.