LAS VEGAS — Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke announced on Wednesday that he will make the decision to fire the team’s entire ownership group next season.
Kroenak said the decision will come “in the coming weeks,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Kroes comments were the first major news from a football team in the United States in more than a month, as a string of players were fired by the franchise.
Rams owner Steve Kroenaces announcement follows the resignation of the team president in February.
The NFL suspended the team last week after a report that it had failed to discipline a player who engaged in a sexual relationship with a player.
The Rams and the NFL have had a tense relationship since the team was awarded the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams.
Kroetes announcement came after the team said on Wednesday it would not play in 2017 because of a knee injury sustained in a game against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13.
The team said the player was being evaluated for a knee ailment, but did not elaborate.
Kroecks announcement comes as the NFL is also investigating a sexual assault allegation against a former member of the NFL team’s coaching staff.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported that the player, who has not been identified, is a former Rams player and that the investigation is ongoing.
The league said in a statement that Kroences decision to not play would not impact the investigation.
Kroenes statement comes after the St Louis Rams, who are the most successful franchise in NFL history, were eliminated from the playoffs in Week 14 of the 2017 season.
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