David Carter

San Diego is ready to recharge efforts to keep its NFL team

San Diego is ready to recharge efforts to keep its NFL team

There was no doom or gloom among San Diego leaders on the morning after the National Football League gave their city's pro football team permission to move away.

Local politicians instead insisted they can put aside months of acrimonious negotiations and find a way to keep the Chargers in town.

"When you're on death row and you get a little bit of a reprieve, you have to feel optimistic," San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts said Wednesday.

The reprieve came with the NFL's vote the night before, when owners rejected a proposal that would have allowed the Chargers and Oakland Raiders to build and share a stadium in Carson.

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