Report: Roger Goodell Has Barred Any NFL Team From Moving To Los Angeles For The 2015 Season

12.20.14 3 years ago 11 Comments
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ESPN is reporting that LA will have to wait until 2016 at the latest for an NFL team to come back to the city. Roger Goodell has made it clear that no team will be relocating to the city in 2015. From ESPN:

As if there were any questions, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell put an end to them this week when he told the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that there will not be a team that moves to Los Angeles for next season, according to league sources.

Goodell also told the Chargers, Raiders and Rams — each of whom can file a relocation application for the 2015 season starting Jan. 1 — that any team that is considering relocating to Los Angeles should look to 2016 instead, according to sources…

Goodell’s message still doesn’t stop a team such as the Raiders or Rams from filing a relocation application. But those applications, which would require a super majority for approval, would not have the league’s support and likely would be rejected.

Nothing is official yet, but it is hard to think that a statement wouldn’t reflect the same sentiments. It’s also supportive to note that San Diego did not exercise a termination clause with Qualcomm Stadium, indicating that they won’t be seeking any sort of move in the near future.

(Via ESPN / Fox Sports / Bleacher Report)

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