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Deadline for Chargers' relocation decision extended 2 days

January 11, 2017 06:11PM
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Deadline for Chargers' relocation decision extended 2 days
By BARRY WILNER
— Jan. 11, 2017 4:46 PM EST


NEW YORK (AP) — The deadline for the San Diego Chargers to exercise their option to relocate to Los Angeles has been extended for two days.

The original deadline was Jan. 15. Because that is a Sunday and Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday, the NFL moved back the deadline until Tuesday. The league initiated the move.

But the Chargers can announce their intentions at any time before Tuesday if they choose.

San Diego would become a tenant in the stadium being built in Inglewood, California, for the Rams if the Chargers exercise that option. If not, the Oakland Raiders would have the option to join the Rams in the LA area, though Raiders owner Mark Davis has indicated his intention to seek a move to Las Vegas.

The NFL's stadium and finance committees met Wednesday for about 3½ hours to discuss relocation of the Chargers and Raiders. The fact-finding meetings mostly centered on the Raiders' plan for a potential move to Nevada. No filings for relocation were made; Oakland has until Feb. 15.

"There was little to no discussion on the topic of the Chargers," league executive Eric Grubman said.

And no decisions were planned nor made at the meeting, in which all members of the two committees took part, some by teleconference. Those owners are finance chairman Bob McNair of Houston, along with Atlanta's Arthur Blank, Tampa Bay's Joel Glazer, Kansas City's Clark Hunt, Indianapolis' Jim Irsay, Jacksonville's Shahid Khan, New England's Robert Kraft, Philadelphia's Jeffrey Lurie and Miami's Steve Ross.

Participating from the stadium committee were chairman Art Rooney of Pittsburgh, Arizona's Michael Bidwill, the Jets' Woody Johnson, Dallas' Stephen Jones, Chicago's George H. McCaskey and San Francisco's Jed York.

The owners did talk about possible relocation fees, though Rooney said no specific numbers were discussed. PJT Partners, which analyzed what the relocation fee for the Rams' move from St. Louis last year should be, has been hired by the league to do the same job again. The Rams paid $550 million to move to LA.

Much of the meeting was taken up with the Raiders presenting financial updates. Rooney and Grubman said there was no discussion of Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Adelson's potential role in the Raiders' relocation. Rooney noted NFL rules and policies that would prohibit a casino owner from having ownership of a franchise.

"It would have to be in compliance with our rules," Rooney said. "The Raiders are looking at the potential of doing without Mr. Adelson if it comes down to that."

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SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Chargers moving to LA

IowaRam740January 11, 2017 04:56PM

  And it only gets worse and worse for the Rams...nm

RFIP179January 11, 2017 05:02PM

  Re: And it only gets worse and worse for the Rams...nm

Saban23210January 11, 2017 05:25PM

  Re: Damn.

DomerRam169January 11, 2017 08:47PM

  Re: Damn.

HerdAdmin130January 12, 2017 03:08AM

  Chargers new logo is Blue & White...and Dodger-esque!

SunTzu_vs_Camus176January 12, 2017 08:20AM

  Probably gets worse for the Chargers, too imo .nm

ArizonaRamFan74January 12, 2017 07:04AM

  Not shocking.....

Rampage2K-174January 11, 2017 05:48PM

  And Kroenke?

9er8er177January 11, 2017 06:58PM

  Re: And Kroenke?

Rampage2K-139January 11, 2017 07:46PM

  Deadline for Chargers' relocation decision extended 2 days

Blue and Gold189January 11, 2017 06:11PM

  Deadline doesn't matter

GreatRamNTheSky116January 12, 2017 12:33AM

  Wait, what?

ArizonaRamFan103January 12, 2017 07:07AM

  I thought the Rams were poorly run. Chargers are a joke

promomasterj156January 11, 2017 07:06PM

  Raiders Just Became the Only Team in NFL with 9 Home Games

RamBill158January 11, 2017 07:52PM

  This.

brgjoe147January 11, 2017 08:15PM

  Re: This.

21Dog107January 12, 2017 05:08AM

  Here is what I like

GreatRamNTheSky141January 12, 2017 12:36AM

  Even better

stlramz87January 12, 2017 07:13AM

  Chargers temporary home at Stubhub Center

brgjoe154January 11, 2017 10:55PM

  Re: Chargers temporary home at Stubhub Center

Rampage2K-120January 12, 2017 12:29AM

  They'll hype up a few fans

ArizonaRamFan88January 12, 2017 07:17AM

  Would not be shocked if there is a change today.

Ramgator137January 12, 2017 03:33AM

  The NFL "should" step in....

RAMbler109January 12, 2017 07:02AM

  Spanos

21Dog72January 12, 2017 07:28AM

  It all comes down to the garbage SD stadium

ArizonaRamFan113January 12, 2017 07:18AM

  Ross Tucker said..

RFIP207January 12, 2017 03:45AM

  Re: Ross Tucker said..

GreatRamNTheSky167January 12, 2017 03:46AM

  I'm sure Mark Davis or Dean Spanos

BigGame81155January 12, 2017 03:48AM

  Are you seriously highlighting something Ross Tucker said?

The_Bad_Guy129January 12, 2017 07:11AM

  Tucker is a Tool

Ramsfsninmd123January 12, 2017 07:31AM

  Re: Tucker

leafnose99January 12, 2017 12:10PM

  I just don't get this

Old Goat108January 12, 2017 02:42PM