The NFL adopted its current relocation rules to prevent teams that it didn’t want to move from moving. The NFL, as in the case of the St. Louis Rams, allegedly ignored the relocation rules because it wanted the Rams to move.

In the aftermath of the $790 million debacle (although it could and should have been much worse) arising from the relocation litigation, some are saying the NFL would be wise to take another look at its relocation rules.

Ultimately, the NFL is going to do whatever it wants to do, in any and every given situation. In the case of the Rams leaving St. Louis and returning to L.A., Commissioner Roger Goodell tried to navigate the apparent disconnect between rules and reality by saying that, at the end of the day, the owners vote on whether and to what extent a relocation will be allowed.