Chargers Respond to Potential Lawsuit

Franchise issues statement regarding talk of anti-trust action

A group of San Diego Chargers fans, along with former San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre, believes it is possible to block the team from moving to Los Angeles by filing an anti-trust lawsuit against the National Football League

(You first read NBC 7 SportsWrap’s report on the story here).

It’s a move that would only be considered if a stadium deal in the team’s current home cannot be reached. Upon hearing about the idea of the potential anti-trust suit, the Chargers responded with this statement:

“You're joking, right?”

The response came in an email to NBC 7 SportsWrap from Chargers Special Counsel Mark Fabiani, speaking on behalf of the franchise. In follow-up correspondence Fabiani refused further comment.

The words he chose to use would likely suggest the team either does not believe there to be any possibility of filing an anti-trust suit against the NFL in this situation, or believes the issuance of an anti-trust suit would have no impact on the franchise’s ability to move to the Los Angeles market.

NBC 7's Gene Cubbison spoke with political and legal experts on Monday afternoon and will have more on this story on NBC 7 News at 6:00 and on

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