St. Louis Rams legend Holt calls move to LA ‘ kinda sad’

(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A player for the St. Louis Rams “Greatest Show on Turf” teams spoke to WNCN about the team moving to Los Angeles.

Torry Holt was an elite wide receiver for N.C. State and then for the Rams. He helped the Rams win Super Bowl XXXIV and was a seven-time Pro Bowler.

League owners agreed on a deal Tuesday that will allow the St. Louis Rams to move back to the City of Angels. The Rams will temporarily call the L.A. Coliseum home and will eventually play in a new facility in Inglewood, about 10 miles from downtown L.A.

Holt calls the move “bittersweet.”

“Kinda sad, I am also kind of excited about the team moving to Los Angeles and getting a new start. We have great fans in Los Angeles that are awaiting the team, so it’s going to be fun,” Holt said. “At the end of the day, whether they are in St. Louis or in Los Angeles, they’ve got to win games. That’s what has to be a priority for the St. Louis, I’m sorry now the L.A. Rams, as they move to L.A. putting a winning team on the field.”

The Rams organization is no stranger to moving around the country.

The first Rams team was based in Cleveland from 1936-45. The team then moved to Los Angeles until 1994 when the organization moved to St. Louis.

The San Diego Chargers also have an option to join the Rams in Los Angeles. The franchise has until 2017 to decide.

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