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Chargers countdown: LA committee meets separately, before owners meeting

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HOUSTON (KUSI) - The NFL’s committee on Los Angeles is expected to vote on recommendations at a meeting that began at 6:00 p.m. CST, Monday evening. Whatever it recommends will no doubt sway some of the owners not involved in the process.

At Monday night’s meeting, it is expected that the committee will vote recommendations on which teams will move, and where, Inglewood or Carson.

The recommendations will be put before the 32 owners on Tuesday morning. Before the owners vote, they will hear from the LA committee, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and the three teams involved: the Chargers, the Rams, and the Raiders, all of whom may have recommendations of their own.

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The Walt Disney Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger will make the presentation for the ChargersCowboys owner Jerry Jones has submitted an alternative motion for the rams and chargers in Inglewood, but Dean Spanos has said that he's not interested in joining the rams in Inglewood but will abide by the owners vote.

Selecting the teams, and the stadium site will require an affirmative vote, being 24 of the 32 league owners.

One other thing that may help to speed up this process is a report issued two days ago by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The report said the stadium plans in San Diego, St. Louis and Oakland were all inadequate, and therefore cannot lead to actually building a stadium. Hence, the teams meet the guidelines to relocate.

In San Diego's case, Goodell said that the city's 1.1 billion dollar stadium plan has too many uncertainties, including a vote which would not occur until June, which is too late to get to LA. Goodell also mentioned the high risk of litigation over the city's environmental impact report, causing further delay, and added that the City and County's ability to make the proposal a reality, either on a timely basis or at all, is uncertain.

In the meantime, the LA Times reports consensus is building for the Chargers to join the Rams in Inglewood, a so-called transformational project.

But Dean Spanos remains committed to his partnership with the raiders in Carson.

Mark Fabiani, the spokesman for Dean Spanos, told KUSI Monday afternoon that Mr Spanos has no intention of making a deal to play in Inglewood. He said, “We have the best site. We have Bob Iger, and we have by far the most votes at this moment, so why would we consider any alternatives?



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