St. Louis judge fines 4 NFL owners in Rams relocation lawsuit

Jerry Jones
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A judge fines four NFL team owners for failing to meet court-ordered deadlines to disclose their net worth for the upcoming trial over the Rams leaving St. Louis for Los Angeles.

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Team owners Clark Hunt, Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft and John Mara are fined a total of $24,000 for foot dragging, and ordered to pay another $25,000 total in attorneys fees to date for the opposing side.

Also, lawyers for the four must show cause in a December 3rd hearing why they should not be held in contempt of court, if they have not disclosed the information by then.

Rams owner Stan Kroenke has already made a complete financial disclosure for the trial set to get underway in about three months.

The lawsuit alleges that Kroenke and the NFL misled St. Louis to believe the team might stay if it built a new stadium to accommodate them.  Rams supporters spent millions on site selection, consultants and architects to ready a proposal that was eventually rejected.