Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Owners Share Views of Deal That Wasn't

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Owners Share Views of Deal That Wasn't

Article excerpt

What some National Football League team owners or their representatives said about the vote to block the Rams' move to St. Louis:

Robert Kraft, New England Patriots owner: "I came here thinking I was going to vote for it, but the more I heard, I realized it was not in the best interests of the Patriots or myself to go along with it.

"A lot of what happened here could have a tremendous impact on the Patriots and any stadium situation we might have in New England. The way this would have worked out would have put us at a great disadvantage to these teams with new stadiums and large revenues.

"The Rams in St. Louis, with the deal they have, would be making $25 million while I'd be in New England losing $10 million. In 1999 there is no salary cap and what kind of a chance would I have trying to compete against that?"

Tom Guilfoil, a St. …

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