New evidence in Rams lawsuit makes Kevin Demoff even more of a villain in St. Louis

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Rams COO Kevin Demoff had a job to do, and he did it well. He did it too well. And he seemed to take perverse glee in it.

It’s one thing for Demoff to take marching orders from his billionaire boss, Stan Kroenke, regarding talking points and/or flat-out lies regarding Kroenke’s attachment to St. Louis. It’s quite another for Demoff to seem to enjoy the hardship he inflicted on the city the Rams abandoned.

Consider these nuggets that emerged in court on Monday, via Ben Fredrickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. First, when Rams staff penned a supposedly heartfelt goodbye to the city that lured it from L.A. in 1995, Demoff referred to it as the AMF letter. As in, “Adios, motherf–kers.”

Also, Demoff reportedly had a habit of forwarding emails to the league office about the crime rate and credit rating of St. Louis.

Some have suggested that Demoff could succeed Roger Goodell as the NFL Commissioner. That seemed like a stretch, frankly. It will now be even more of one.

17 responses to “New evidence in Rams lawsuit makes Kevin Demoff even more of a villain in St. Louis

  1. I’ve tried to warn about Kroenke and Goodell.

    Follow the money and you will find fhe truth. Goodell colludes with owner$ to get the result they intend to get, regardless of fairness or truth.

    Going from Goodell to Demoff would be an unmitigated disaster. Goodell has done enough damage to the league and his legacy is the worst of any commissioner in sports history.

    Goodell makes Bud Selig look like a legend.

  2. Regardless of what Demoff, Goodell, or anyone else said or did, the reality is that the city of St. Louis breached it’s contract with the Rams. The city was contractually obligated to upgrade the Edward Jones stadium and failed to do so. In fact, the city expressly stated on several occasions that it would perform the contractually required upgrade.

    The Rams fans and the St. Louis citizens have a beef with their city government, not anyone associated with the NFL.

  3. Demoff’s not wrong.

    Like most public divorces, both sides play nice in front of the camera, but in reality, hate each other. Is the AMF letter any different? Nope.

    As for emails of St. Louis’ crime stats and credit rating, weren’t the numbers real? If St. Louis truly cared, then maybe they should’ve done more to reduce crime and fix their rating instead.

  4. Fans of the Patriots should be the last people to complain about a commissioner cheating. From Ron Meyer [in front of the whole world to see] ordering a convict on a snowplow to clear an area for their kicker, through the worst playoff call in league history giving a clear fumble back to NE, up through the owner’s off the field embarrassing behavior this team has set the bar for nefarious conduct.

  5. Kroenke, Goodell, Demoff and the NFL turned their backs on St Louis football fans.

  6. timetolisten says:
    July 13, 2021 at 10:57 am
    Fans of the Patriots should be the last people to complain about a commissioner cheating. From Ron Meyer [in front of the whole world to see] ordering a convict on a snowplow to clear an area for their kicker, through the worst playoff call in league history giving a clear fumble back to NE, up through the owner’s off the field embarrassing behavior this team has set the bar for nefarious conduct.

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    One of the dumbest posts I’ve ever seen. Now we are referencing the clearing of the field to kick a ball which every team does in fhe snow.

    Seek the help you need.

    Can other fanbases complain about the commissioner cheating? Is that of, professor?

    Better yet, why does the media know of Goodell’s antics, yet the truth is rarely if ever reported? Kinda weird that customers would be ok with a criminal commissioner, no?

  7. This whole thing seems kind of dumb. I’m not really sure it matters if the Rams lied about wanting to stay in St Louis. This stuff happens all the time when companies relocate. Sometimes they are sincerely fishing for a last-minute incentive handout to stay, sometimes they’ve already made up their minds to move into a more financially beneficial situation.

  8. By the time the AMF letter was written it can be no surprise there’d be bad blood, this prompting such a name. Heck, by the time it was over and the team was saying goodbye, there were many in StL and elsewhere saying things like “good riddance mf”rs” etc.

  9. Regardless of what Demoff, Goodell, or anyone else said or did, the reality is that the city of St. Louis breached it’s contract with the Rams. The city was contractually obligated to upgrade the Edward Jones stadium and failed to do so. In fact, the city expressly stated on several occasions that it would perform the contractually required upgrade.

    The Rams fans and the St. Louis citizens have a beef with their city government, not anyone associated with the NFL.
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    You are wrong sir. That is not the argument. The argument is the Kronke was supposed to negotiate in good faith with City of St. Louis for a new stadium to keep the franchise in St. Louis, per the NFL’s guidelines ACCORDING TO GOODELL’S SWORN DEPOSITION. He confirmed this out of his own mouth. However, while the NFL was telling the City all the things they needed to do to bring Kronke and the NFL to the table to work out a deal PER the NFL’s guidelines there is a clear indication that Stan, JErrah and the NFL was colluding behind the scenes to move the team. This is a REAL and CLEAR issue for the NFL because it involves all 32 owners and Goodell. With the SB in LA this season this cannot be an open issue because it will dominate the news cycle. There will be a settlement. Either all cash or cash and first right of refusal for any new expansion team. Disagree all you want but the Stan has put the NFL in a pickle. Along with the fact that the cost overruns of SOFI has reached astronomical levels even after Stan as for more financing from the NFL. Stay tuned!

  10. Demoff’s not wrong.

    Like most public divorces, both sides play nice in front of the camera, but in reality, hate each other. Is the AMF letter any different? Nope.

    As for emails of St. Louis’ crime stats and credit rating, weren’t the numbers real? If St. Louis truly cared, then maybe they should’ve done more to reduce crime and fix their rating instead.
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    This crime rating has absolutely nothing to do with the NFL’s bottom-line. Crime is an issue in Chicago, Detroit, DC, etc and last time I checked none of those teams were trying to move. The bottomline is Kroneke and Jerrah are greedy. Kroneke sold the owners on the idea that this would be privately financed and that he had land and the city of Inglewood in his pocket. The whole crime thing was to convince other owners that may have been on the fence. This has become a mess and the NFL can only blame itself in the end. They thought the city of St. Louis was a small cowpoke town that would never have the leverage to challenge the mighty NFL. WRONG.

  11. I have friends in Saint Louis who were die hard Rams fans and supported the team by purchasing season tickets. They gave their jerseys away and no longer support the Rams. What Kroenke and Goodell did was dirty.

  12. Not sure of the legalities, but I am sure that Kroenke is a rich self important weasel which I hope is forced to pay. When at a Vikes game a couple years ago he had his security detail clear out the men’s bathroom so he could take a whiz alone — not sure if it was stage fright or entitlement.

  13. purpleguy says:
    July 13, 2021 at 12:19 pm
    Not sure of the legalities, but I am sure that Kroenke is a rich self important weasel which I hope is forced to pay. When at a Vikes game a couple years ago he had his security detail clear out the men’s bathroom so he could take a whiz alone — not sure if it was stage fright or entitlement.
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    Don’t know anything about Kroenke personally, but I’m sure that if he was actually at a Vikings game he was in a private suite with a private bathroom where it was not necessary to clear anyone out.

  14. Well anyone living in St. Louis, or really anyone that’s ever driven through could tell you that. It’s a slum-pit.

  15. Well anyone living in St. Louis, or really anyone that’s ever driven through could tell you that. It’s a slum-pit.
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    I find this silly at best. St. Louis is actually a region much like LA and LA county. The problem is St. Louis City is the only part that reports its statistics because thats where the sports franchises play. When you like at the population of City of St. Louis its only like 300,000 people. However, the reality is the region that supports the sports franchises comprise of St. Louis county, all of eastern Missouri, and a very large swath of Southeastern Illinois and parts of Iowa. If the city and county would simply combine into one entity, it would be in the top 10 of populated cities in the US overnight, if you can believe that…When the greatest show was in its hey day, it was impossible to get a ticket. It transformed from a baseball mecca to sharing the fanbase. I remember people literally leaving Cardinal games to head down the street to the dome on Sundays and Monday nights. UNTIL Stan purposely started tanking the team. (which will be another piece to the pie…of why 8-8 Jeff Fisher, who had experience moving team was hired in the first place?)

  16. It’s good to have the Los Angeles Rams back. Just throw St Louis a bone. God knows they could use it.

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