St. Louis Blues’ Chairman Interested In Buying Rams

Bernie Miklasz, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the chairman of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, Dave Checketts, is interested in becoming the next majority owner of the St. Louis Rams. In a brief but exclusive e-mail exchange, Checketts interrupted a short vacation to strongly declare his intention to put together a group of investors to purchase the controlling share of the Rams from majority owners Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez. “We have the ability to get this done and we have communicated this to the Rams,” Checketts wrote in an e-mail. “We approached this with the Rams months ago and have since that time put together a partnership of both concerned St. Louisans and outside capital. Last week, we communicated to Chip Rosenbloom in no uncertain terms, that he now has a clear St. Louis buyer. We are that buyer. We have reason to believe the NFL would approve our group as we have carefully explored their ownership requirements.”