Just want the Rams need: Doubts are being cast about whether prospective buyer Shahid Khan will win NFL owners’ approval. So much for the feel-good stuff after Sam Bradford’s workout.
Just listen to what ESPN’s Adam Schefter told a St. Louis radio on Monday regarding Shahid Khan’s pending ownership proposal.
"My sense is that approval for ownership is far from a slam dunk, and it’ll surprise me if ultimately he’s approved. And I would guess that he’s not going to be the next owner of the St. Louis Rams."
This follows a report by Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal that the league has concerns about Khan’s debt load. Kaplan says Khan would be borrowing against Flex-N-Gate, the automotive parts company he owns.
"Mr. Khan has not completed his financial arrangements, and until then, any discussion about it would be pure speculation," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Kaplan.
All this, according to ProFootballTalk.com, brings into question whether Stan Kroenke, a Rams minority owner under the current regime, can step up to match Khan’s offer—or tell Khan to buy his 40 percent stake in the team.
Team heirs Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez want out.Dave Checketts, owner of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues, remains in the picture in a bid group that PFT.com says includes former Rams star running backs Eric Dickerson and Marshall Faulk