Bellic Enterprise contacted Commissioner Roger Goodell of the National Football League to express interest in buying an N.F.L. franchise earlier today. The only franchise that is known to be possibly up for sale are the St. Louis Rams after the death of longtime owner Georgia Frontiere.
Georgia's children Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez may decide to sell the team and have spoken to some people who are brokering things, and they've informed league offices about the price and what the deal might entail if they decide to sell the franchise.
Rams president John Shaw, who has been the de facto leader of the franchise since Frontiere moved the Rams from Anaheim to St. Louis in 1995, declined to comment on the team's potential sale.
While Bellic Enterprise said they have only a slight interest in purchasing the Rams, who sources say are being shopped in the $850 million to $900 million range, they did conceded that part of the deal's allure would be the possibility of filling the void in the L.A. market that has existed since the Rams and Raiders left town before the '95 season.
Two prominent NFL owners, including the Dallas Cowboys' Jerry Jones, said they believed that Bellic Enterprise would be approved should they attempt to return any franchise to Los Angeles. Stay tuned as we break down who owns and runs Bellic Enterprise and how they have managed to get involved in returning the NFL to Los Angeles.