IRVING, Texas (AP) — NFL owners have punted on allowing teams to move to Los Angeles — at least for five weeks.
The owners on Wednesday set a special meeting to deal with a possible relocation of teams to Los Angeles for Jan. 12-13 in Houston. But Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted there might not even be a vote then.
“It’s not a requirement that we vote at that meeting,” Goodell said. “There are still a lot of unknowns to make that prediction.”
The Rams, Raiders and Chargers are interested in moving to LA, which has not had an NFL franchise since the Rams and Raiders left after the 1994 season. But the 32 owners, 24 of whom are required to OK a franchise relocation, are seeking more information from the cities hoping to retain their franchises: St. Louis, Oakland and San Diego.
There also is nothing close to a clear consensus on approval of either of the stadium proposals for LA.
Rams owner Stan Kroenke is planning a billion-dollar stadium in Inglewood, California, while the Raiders and Chargers have a joint project in mind for nearby Carson. Kroenke also is willing to share his proposed stadium with…