Jason Cole reports that the L.A. Committee is meeting with the Chargers, Rams and Raiders to reach a settlement that would require the Chargers and Raiders to break their contract.
- Ian Rapoport confirms the news and adds that they will try to get a deal in place.
- Judy Battista reports that there is “strong opposition” to the Raiders moving back to L.A.
- Rapoport adds that if the Raiders agree to drop out of the running to move to L.A., the NFL could help them in their stadium situation in Oakland.
- Jason La Canfora reports that if the proposal to have the Chargers and Rams relocate to Inglewood passes, the Chargers would have the option to move in 2016, 2017 or 2018.
Sam Farmer reports that the first round of voting regarding the two proposed Los Angeles stadium projects completed with the Rams’ Inglewood project gets more votes than Raiders and Chargers Carson project
However, neither proposal is at the required 24 votes at this point in time, which means more negotiating is likely to sway owners one way or the other.
According to Martin Kilcoyne, the first vote had 21 in favor of the Inglewood project, 8 against it, and 3 who abstained.
Vincent Bonsignore reports the proposal of the Rams moving to Inglewood by themselves has been pulled from the ballot.
- Bonsignore adds that the two options being considered for L.A. are: the Chargers joining the Rams in Inglewood or the Chargers and Raiders Carson project.
Jason La Canfora reports that there is nothing stipulated in Raiders and Chargers Carson proposal about which team would move to NFC West, in the event it passes.
- According to La Canfora, both teams are open to switching divisions in order to gain approval from the league.
- La Canfora adds that Raiders and Chargers would ultimately be willing to go along with whatever the NFL recommends in terms of changing divisions should Carson get the required 24 votes.
- Howard Balzer reports that Rams owner Stan Kroenke told the other owners this morning not to cross him, and he believes there would be collusion if Carson is chosen over the Ingelwood project.
Jason Cole of B/R reports that the NFL Los Angeles committee has voted 5-1 in favor of the Carson stadium project with the lone exception being Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, who reportedly said that it should be one team or none moving to L.A.
- According to Cole, the NFL tried to negotiate a better landlord-tenant deal between the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood. However, the L.A. committee didn’t like the idea.
This fits with a previous report from the SportsBusiness Daily from earlier in the day.
Andrew Brandt mentions that the L.A. Committee has largely been behind Carson project. However, there appears to be more overall support for Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s Inglewood site.
There has been a lot of talk about the owners preferring the Chargers to join the Rams in Inglewood over the past few days, so it will be interesting to see how things unfold in the coming days.
We’ll have more updates regarding Los Angeles as the news is available.