Chargers claim they did 'everything' to secure San Diego stadium
The San Diego Chargers claim they've exhausted all stadium options in their home city.
In their application to relocate to Los Angeles, the team it has "done everything any reasonable team could ever do to find a permanent stadium solution in San Diego."
That's a powerful statement, but not completely true. The team cut off talks with mayor Kevin Faulconer's office months ago and hasn't met the city back at the negotiating table since.
Yet the four-page application concludes the Chargers deserve pursue other markets, given the failed state of negotiations in their current one.
Said mayoral spokesman Matt Awbrey, via U-T San Diego: "(Chargers owner) Dean Spanos can't rewrite history as he tries to walk out the door. The only real (stadium) plan produced in the last 14 years is the one proposed by the city, and the Chargers refused to negotiate on it. Any reasonable person can see that the Chargers have not met the requirements for relocation."
The Chargers' came might not hold water. But the NFL and its committee on Los Angeles relocation might not care when they vote to move a team (or teams) later this week.