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NFL Sued Over Chargers’ Relocation from San Diego

Chargers owner Dean Spanos had previously said in 1997 that the team would remain in San Diego unless the franchise suffered “severe financial hardship.”
NFL sued over Chargers' relocation from San Diego
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The NFL is being sued for allegedly violating the league's relocation policies over the Chargers' move to Los Angeles, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by two former San Diego city attorneys.

Driving the news: The suit, which also names all NFL team owners and the city of San Diego as defendants, accuses the NFL and the Chargers of hiding that they had intended to move the franchise since 2006 and failing to negotiate in good faith.

  • "The Chargers' statements suggesting the Chargers Football was looking for a way to stay in San Diego in and after 2006 were false," the suit alleges.

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