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3 NFL Teams File Walking Papers

Three teams will attempt to leave town. Resolution of the contentious political situations could be coming very soon.
January 5, 2016, 11am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders filed applications for relocation to Los Angeles on Monday night," reports Nick Wagoner.

The NFL's team owners have the power to decide which of the teams will move. "It's a three-team, two-stadium race that could get some resolution as soon as the Jan. 12-13 owners meetings," explains Wagoner.

Each of the three cities facing the potential loss of their team responded differently to requests (more like threats, in some cases) made by their teams for public support of new stadiums.

Rob Fukuzaki reports on the current mood between the city of San Diego and Chargers team owner Dean Spanos—a story that has two distinct sides.

The city of St. Louis, with the backing of the state of Missouri, however, seemed ready to move heaven and earth to build a new riverfront stadium for the Rams.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was blunt about her unwillingness to spend $400 million in public money to help finance a new stadium for the Raiders, with so many pressing needs around the city. 

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Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 in ESPN
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