Creve Coeur Resident Among Busiest Rams Employees

How have the last few months unfolded for you? Been busy? You'll have to excuse St. Louis Rams Chief Executive Officer Kevin Demoff if you've seen him around town and he's looked pre-occupied.

He's had to fire the team's head coach and general manager, and then hire their replacements. He was part of the braintrust that wheeled and dealed its way to trades leading up to the just-completed NFL Draft as the team tries to rebound from a disappointing 2011 season.

Oh, and all of that as the Rams and St. Louis civic leaders are engaged in talks tied to the lease at the Edward Jones Dome. There has already been plenty of speculation, informed and otherwise over the team's long-term future in St. Louis, which wasn't helped by the team's decision to play a few games in London over the next few seasons.

Now the Convention and Visitor's Commission is asking a judge about the ability to keep negotiations in private despite Sunshine Law concerns.

Demoff talked to Host/St. Louis Post-Dispatch Columnist Bernie Miklasz about the draft and the stadium lease Wednesday afternoon.

In the interview, Demoff said lease negotiations are in the "start of the second quarter," adding, "I know our fans are nervous because they've seen a team leave before. I think this is a much different situation. I think if everybody follows the process and keeps confidential, it will keep emotions from running high and that's really what we're trying to avoid," he said.

Listen to the entire interview here


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