There is reportedly a "remote possibility" that Monday's game between the Raiders and Rams in St. Louis could be moved to Indianapolis due to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
There is a "remote possibility" that Sunday's game between the Raiders and Rams in St. Louis could be moved to Monday in Indianapolis due to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, reports the Indianapolis Star.
On Monday, St. Louis prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that a grand jury declined to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed, in August.
Since the announcement, demonstrators have gathered in the streets of Ferguson, where protests eventually turned violent. Cars and businesses were set on fire and police in riot gear used tear gas to disperse the crowds.
According to the Star, Indianapolis was chosen as where the game would be played if it is moved because of its proximity to St. Louis. The Colts host the Washington Redskins at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. From the report:
The Colts would provide infrastructure including ticket distribution, concession workers and even the sideline chain crew, but the game would be considered a league event and not a profitable opportunity for the Colts. Several concession workers have told The Star that they are on call for Monday night. Public safety officials in Indianapolis say they are prepared if the game were moved.
- Molly Geary and Dan Gartland