Carroll Rosenbloom trades Colts franchise for Rams

Former Los Angeles Rams owner Carroll Rosenbloom poses with a model of Anaheim Stadium in July 1978. <span class="copyright">(Associated Press)</span>
Former Los Angeles Rams owner Carroll Rosenbloom poses with a model of Anaheim Stadium in July 1978. (Associated Press)

Carroll Rosenbloom, the owner of the Baltimore Colts, trades his team for the Rams on this date in 1972 after Robert Irsay and Bud Keland buy the NFL’s Los Angeles franchise from the estate of late owner Dan Reeves for a record $19 million.

Rosenbloom promises to honor the contracts of coach Tommy Prothro and all Rams executives and players. He brings one aide from Baltimore, Don Klosterman, who serves as assistant to the owner.

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