A sports and entertainment company seeking to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles has spoken to the St. Louis Rams.
AEG President Tim Leiweke told the Orange County Register that he is reaching out to the Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Rams future in St. Louis may hinge on the status of their downtown stadium, The Edward Jones Dome.
Adversaries in the contentious pro football labor battle convened in a Federal Appeals Court in St. Louis on Friday.
The National Football League is appealing an April injunction from a Minnesota Judge that temporarily lifted the lockout.
The NFL Players Association is in the process of suing the league, claiming that the lockout in violation of federal anti-trust laws.
Paul Clement is an attorney for the NFL team owners; he told a three-judge panel that the issue before them is one for labor laws to decide.
St. Louis offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is Cleveland's new coach.
The Browns hired Shurmur on Thursday, ending a search that began when Eric Mangini was fired on Jan. 3. Shurmur was the first candidate interviewed by Browns president Mike Holmgren and is the Browns' fifth coach since their expansion return in 1999.
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