Gov. Jay Nixon issued the statement below regarding the St. Louis Rams:
"We appreciate the value of having two solid NFL franchises in the state of Missouri, with stable ownership in both St. Louis and Kansas City. I will never forget the way both franchises stepped up to help the people of Joplin after the 2011 tornado, including building several new homes as part of the Governor's Joplin Habitat Challenge. I look forward to hearing from the Rams about their long-term plans."