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Former Homeland Security chief concerned about safety of NFL stadium project in Inglewood

Former Homeland Security chief concerned about safety of NFL stadium project in Inglewood

In another example of behind-the-scenes maneuvering as the NFL moves toward a Los Angeles solution, former secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge reiterated his reservations about the proposed Inglewood stadium in a letter to Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.

Sent last month, the two-page letter noted the Federal Aviation Administration's concern that the stadium could interfere with radar at nearby L.A. International Airport and called for public hearings about safety and security before league owners select a stadium site.

Ridge's spokesman provided a synopsis of the letter, which hasn't been made public, in response to a request from The Times.

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