The NFL has been sending mixed signals for years regarding the question of whether the league will return to Los Angeles. The latest message came clearly and unequivocally from Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who said that the NFL “certainly” will return to L.A. within five years.
The statement came not long after Tim Graham of the Buffalo News painted a bleak picture regarding the status of efforts to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles.
So the best way to clear things up was to talk to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, who has been following the story ever since both the Raiders and Rams bolted for greener pastures that have lost their luster over the last two decades.
For a comprehensive look at the situation, including the question of whether Chargers owner Dean Spanos can and will form a coalition of nine owners to block the move of another team to the market just up the road from San Diego, you need to make only one more click.