The Los Angeles Rams want to disassociate themselves from the NFL and the national anthem kneeling controversy because they believe it would make them look bad in their court battle with former NFL star Reggie Bush.
As The Blast first reported, Bush filed a request to keep his own personal life — and relationship with Kim Kardashian — away from the jury in the case. Bush sued the Rams and the company behind the Edward Jones Dome after he suffered a terrible injury while playing at the stadium in 2015.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the Rams filed docs of their own asking a judge to prohibit "any reference to NFL issues concerning concussions or concussion protocols, the National Anthem or kneeling policy or other topics related to a nonparty."
The team argues that issues have nothing to do with the case or the team specifically, but rather they argue, "The only reason to present any information on these controversial NFL issues would be to have the jury prejudice the Rams for being part of the NFL."
The Rams believe any discussion of these issues would "confuse the jury or prejudice the Rams for being a team in the league."
According to the St. Louis Dispatch, the trial began earlier this week. Bush is seeking damages in excess of $25,000.