The city of St. Louis filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the NFL and all 32 teams over the decision to move the Rams from the Gateway to the West to Los Angeles last summer.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the city, St. Louis County and the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority filed the suit in circuit court of St. Louis seeking unspecified damages from the league for allegedly exploiting the opportunity to move the Rams back to LaLa Land and doing so “confidentially.”
“Rams representatives acknowledged the strong fan support in St. Louis and knowingly made the following false statements regarding the team’s intent to engage in good faith negotiations and to stay in St. Louis,” the suit stated.
The NFL dismissed the suit in a statement.
“There is no legitimate basis for this litigation,” the NFL said. “While we understand the disappointment of the St. Louis fans and the community, we worked diligently with local and state officials in a process that was honest and fair at all times.”