Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Forms Committeeto Handle LA Situation

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Forms Committeeto Handle LA Situation

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In another effort to maintain control of the Los Angeles market and prevent a "land rush" to the nation's second-largest metropolitan area, the NFL has formed a committee on Los Angeles opportunities.

The Los Angeles Times obtained a copy of a memo sent to all 32 teams announcing the formation of the committee. According to the Times, the group of owners has been working together for months on the Los Angeles issue without the official designation of a committee, and consists of Clark Hunt of Kansas City, Robert Kraft of New England, John Mara of the New York Giants, Bob McNair of Houston, Jerry Richardson of Carolina and Art Rooney of Pittsburgh.

There are no real mavericks in the group. Hunt, Mara, and Rooney are sons of old-school owners. One would think that McNair wouldn't necessarily be in favor of relocation in general because he would be protective of the San Antonio market. Kraft is considered one of Commissioner Roger Goodell's closest friends, although who knows if that's still the case after the "Deflategate" controversy and the fact that Kraft wants an apology from the league if the Patriots are cleared of wrongdoing in the matter. …

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