Nothing is set in stone for the Chargers, but their top executive is now on record saying that he is closer to leaving than staying. Before yesterday’s game, Chargers chairman Dean Spanos told CBS’ Scott Kaplan he is leaning toward moving to Los Angeles.
“I said I was not going to make up my mind until after the season,” Spanos said when asked about his comments (link via Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego). “He asked the question, ‘Are you closer to leaving than staying?’ I said, ‘That would probably be an accurate statement.’ I also said I’m not going to make up my mind until after the season. … Everything is in place. I’m waiting on the city of San Diego.”
Spanos also added that the team would have stayed in San Diego had Measure C – a proposal to give the Chargers a great deal of public funds – received 50% of the vote. We won’t know about the fate of the Chargers until the spring, but it sounds like they are likely to bolt about 120 miles north.
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