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Billionaire Who Moved NFL’s Rams Wants Trial Out of St. Louis

Aug. 19, 2021, 4:54 PM

Billionaire Stanley Kroenke was nicknamed the “most hated man“ in St. Louis after moving his Rams football team out of the state in 2016. Now, he and the National Football League are trying to move the city’s billion-dollar breach-of-contract lawsuit out of a local court.

“Extensive pretrial publicity” warrants transferring the case to a different courthouse, Kroenke and the NFL said in a filing this month.

It’s the latest twist in a years-long fight that’s heading toward a trial next year -- and threatens to spill confidential details about NFL finances into public view. The trial scheduled to start ...