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Report: NFL not considering an L.A. delay

Over the weekend, the Editorial board of U-T San Diego cited the existence of “speculation” that the NFL will delay the process of returning to Los Angeles by a year, in order to give the three teams looking to L.A. more of a chance to get new stadiums in their current markets. The speculation apparently isn’t accurate.

Citing an unnamed source, Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal reports that the league is not considering a one-year delay in the process.

U-T San Diego didn’t specifically report that a delay would happen. Instead, U-T San Diego seemed to be floating the idea, possibly in order to generate public sentiment for a delay -- and in turn to place pressure on the league and the Chargers to give the city more time to legally lay the foundation for a public vote.

The league will conduct a special ownership meeting on August 11 to focus on the L.A. situation. And even if the entire process isn’t delayed, it remains possible that one team (like the Rams) would secure clearance to move to L.A. for 2016, with more time being given to the Chargers and Raiders to get a new stadium for one team in its current market -- and for the other to then join the Rams in Inglewood.