The City of St. Louis Still Isn’t Over the Rams Leaving
— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) June 12, 2018
Back in 2015, San Francisco 49ers Running Back Reggie Bush ran out of bounds on a punt return in a game at the Edward Jones Dome and slipped on some concrete. He suffered a torn lateral meniscus, which ended his season. Yesterday, a St. Louis jury ordered the Rams to pay Bush $4.95 million in compensatory damages and $7.5 million in punitive damages. So let’s look past the fact that having exposed concrete on a football field is the dumbest thing ever, or the fact that The Rams are paying Reggie Bush who has never wore their uniform more money than their star DT Aaron Donald who’s in a contract hold out right now. Let’s look at what’s important here. Bush’s original suit was against the St. Louis Rams, St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority and the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission. But on Friday, Associate Circuit Judge Calea Stovall-Reid dismissed the convention authority and sports complex, leaving the Rams as the sole defendant…..BIG F YOU FROM THE CITY OF ST LOUIS. In what case scenario is an NFL team responsible for the concrete space left over in a stadium? Don’t you think it would be, I don’t know, the St. Louis sports complex authority whose name literally sounds like their whole goal is to make sure every sports complex is up to par? The Rams have already filed an appeal of course but seems really unlikely as the entire city of St. Louis hates them for going to play in a state that already has too many sports teams. I mean California has 2 hockey teams. Two. What the fuck is up with that. Suck it, Rams. Midwest forever.