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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Report: Chargers brass view move to Los Angeles as ‘inevitable’

Dean Spanos

The Chargers may be playing out the string in San Diego.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, there is a growing belief among Chargers brass that the ballot initiative to secure a new downtown stadium will fail in November, making a move to Los Angeles “inevitable.”

For that funding referendum, the Chargers would need a two-thirds majority to get what they want, and analysts view that as extremely unlikely. In fact, sources told La Canfora that it would be “shocking” if the Chargers are still in San Diego in 2017.

“It’s pretty cut and dry,” one official said. “There is no unknown solution waiting to surface.”

The likely scenario, ultimately, will be the Chargers taking advantage of the deal they made with the Rams last winter that will allow them to share the city of Los Angeles as well as the planned new stadium there. The Chargers clearly feel they have no further recourse.

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