Even Grubman said he CANNOT assure the Rams won't move even if the stadium is built. Plus he CLEARLY said NFL bylaws are NOT etched in stone which means the Rams can move regardless of any vote.
For those 2 reasons alone I bet the stadium never gets built.
Since you don't know how to provide sources, I'll do it for you.http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/ ... 6f2bd.html
Your quote from Grubman comes from this question:
"If the stadium plan becomes a reality, is there a scenario in which Kroenke would still be allowed to move the Rams to LA?"
This is his response:
“That's a great question which I don't know how to answer because that's subject to the twin pillars of relocation guideline and votes. The relocation guidelines are not absolute etched in stone. There's subjective judgments that have to be made. So I can't guess that probability. But on the other hand there's votes, which I don't control. But what's clear is, if a market has a franchise, and that franchise has been supported, and can be supported, and that franchise can enjoy a healthy existence, that's a central plank of Roger Goodell's commissionership. And I don't take that lightly.”
IF the stadium plan becomes a reality, St. Louis meets his list of requirments...St. Louis has supported the Rams, they will support the Rams, they can enjoy a healthy existence. If the NFL is serious about anything that is written, then it would be very difficult for Kroenke to move the Rams IF a stadium plan is approved...whether it be this one or a variation of this one (and there will be tweaks made to this stadium plan if it is to get approval.)
Another tidbit from Bernie's article:
If Kroenke bolts in defiance of the league would the league go as far to try and strip the team from him?
Grubman: “I have no idea what the league would do. But I do know there are tremendous tools available. There's a charter and bylaws and there's ample authority in the commissioner's office to make sure that everybody follows the rules. That's what we are, we're a league of rules. Having something which is a subjective judgment subjected to a vote is very different than having a league without rules.
"We're going to follow the rules, all the clubs are going to follow the rules. There are subjective judgments that are going to be made, there are going to be recommendations that are analyzed and then made, but everybody's going to follow the rules.”
Maybe it's what he is supposed to say, but as long as we are quoting people...Grubman says teams will follow the rules.
If Kroenke is going to complain about not enough corporate sponsorships or whatever, then if I was the NFL, I'd say, "Maybe you shouldn't have bought the team a few years ago then. And maybe you should just sell them to someone else if you are that unhappy. St. Louis wants to keep the team, and if they get a stadium plan approved, the team is staying there."
Nobody is forcing Kroenke to retain ownership of the team.