ST. LOUIS (AP) — The National Football League says there is “no legitimate basis” for a lawsuit filed over the Rams’ 2016 relocation from St. Louis to Los Angeles.
The city of St. Louis, St. Louis County and the region’s sports authority filed suit Wednesday, naming the NFL and all 32 teams as defendants. The suit, filed in St. Louis, seeks unspecified but “extensive” damages and restitution.
The lawsuit alleges the Rams failed to meet league relocation rules when leaving for Los Angeles before last season, constituting a contractual breach with St. Louis.
But NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the league worked diligently with local and state officials in a process he calls “honest and fair.”