Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has proposed a forced L.A. marriage of the Chargers and Rams. The other 31 owners could soon be voting on it.
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Committee on Los Angeles Opportunities is considering on Monday whether to add the Jones proposal to the agenda for the upcoming ownership meeting in Houston.
“The league needed a third option,” an unnamed executive told Acee. “Jerry’s plan is the only one with a chance to get 24 votes — if it gets on the ballot.”
While unfamiliar with the specific protocols to be followed by the league when it comes to considering the L.A. options, the owners can do whatever they want. Even if the six owners on the Committee unanimously reject the idea, there are still more than 24 other owners who can overrule them.
Putting the Chargers and Rams together is one thing. Picking a specific destination between Inglewood and Carson is another.
Regardless of which L.A.-area location wins, the Raiders likely will win, too. It’s expected that the relocation process will generate sufficient funds to help finance a new stadium for the Raiders, presumably in Oakland. But at this point, who knows?