Posted by Will Brinson
The notion that the San Diego Chargers could be bolting for the bright lights of Los Angeles got a boost when the Chargers decided to sell owner Alex Spanos' 35 percent minority share of the team.
So Bolts fans should be pleased to hear the news that our Chargers Rapid Reporter Dan McLellan is dropping -- the team is no longer seeking a buyer for that minority share.
McLellan cites Mark Fabiani, the special counsel to team president Dean Spanos, as the source of the information, and notes that "the decision not to seek a buyer at this time is in large part due to the two-year extension of the Bush tax cuts."
Fans should also be pleased that it's a two-year period as well; if the Spanos family is dead set on keeping the Chargers in San Diego, that's an additional year that they're less likely to break the lease with the city on the stadium. (They have an option to not renew each year, according to earlier reports.)
It's not great news for Magic Johnson and the rest of the "bring football back to LA" contingent, but they've got a stadium to get in place first anyway.
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