Found January 16, 2013 on NESN.com:
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers aren’t moving to Los Angeles or anywhere else — at least not for another year. Newly elected Mayor Bob Filner said in his first State of the City address Tuesday night that the Chargers will not opt out of their lease at Qualcomm Stadium in 2013, nor will they file an application to explore a move to Los Angeles. Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani later confirmed the decisions. “We informed Mayor Filner that we would not be exercising our lease’s termination clause in 2013, nor would we be filing an application with the NFL to relocate to Los Angeles in 2013,” Fabiani told The Associated Press in an email. The announcement, coming on the same day the Chargers introduced new coach Mike McCoy, was expected despite empty seats, TV blackouts, falling revenue and thus-far failed efforts toward a new downtown stadium. The move is a blow to the NFL hopes of Los Angeles, which is looking to lure a team to town immediately but has no realistic suitors wi...
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