Chargers, Rams tight-lipped after private meeting

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SAN DIEGO – The Chargers organization met with the Rams Monday to discuss details about National Football League relocation to Los Angeles.

Chargers attorney Mark Fabiani confirmed the meeting, but remained tight-lipped about what was discussed.

“We have concluded our first meeting. We mutually have agreed not to publicly discuss details of this or any future meeting.”

Chargers owner Dean Spanos spoke by phone last Thursday with San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and county Supervisor Ron Roberts in what a team spokesman characterized as “cordial” conversations.

At a news conference Tuesday — after National Football League owners shot down Spanos’ plan to build a stadium in Carson, in Los Angeles County, but gave him a one-year option to join the Rams in Inglewood — Faulconer said he called Spanos and left him a message.

Faulconer said the developments at an NFL owners meeting in Houston gave the city and the Chargers “an opportunity for a fresh start” for efforts to keep the team in San Diego.

Spanos has said he would take some time to mull over his options.

According to NFL insider Jason La Canfora, the Chargers are focused on getting the deal done in Los Angeles.

 

9 comments

  • Chris Dobrowolski

    If the Chargers leave which is highly likely what is the city going to do with an empty Qualcolm Stadium.

    • Rick

      The site has some environmental issues due to the fuel contamination from the fuel farm next door however the City of SD owns the land and they likely have options to sell to a developer and benefit from tax revenue or keep the land and do whatever they see fit.

  • scott

    I have a can of gas and all my chargers gear ready for the deal to be done. I will burn it all. I will never support an LA team.

  • Suck it Spanos

    I pledge allegiance to a different team. Any team but the chargers. I would rather support the broncos that waste my time with the LA Chargers.

  • rickwall2014

    It’s an illusion that any football franchise represents the citizens of a particular geographical area. We take undeserved pride in teams over which we have no control. Aside from making noise at the stadium, all fans can do is pay money and pay attention. When the Chargers are gone, seventy thousand dogs from Old Town to Del Cerro, and from North Park to Kearny Mesa, will be happy the fireworks has finally stopped. murkyvista.com

  • Jeff Madruga

    Wow…, so Deano is “mulling” and Fibiani is “tight-lipped”?! These jokers are sucking so much pipe right now their heads might implode. Horrible to witness, but the boring horror will be over soon; at least for them. But for Charger and real football fans, this is a nepotist nightmare you can never wake up from. It’s time to drop the NFL model.

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