Johnson, Leiweke Partner To Bring NFL Team To LA

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Could the San Diego Chargers be headed north to Los Angeles?

KFWB’s Michael Shappee talks to sports marketing expert Bob Dorfman

No one will say for sure, but former Laker star Magic Johnson says he’s partnered with AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke to bring an NFL team back to Los Angeles.

Johnson, who has sold his stake in the Los Angeles Lakers, says they are trying to lure an existing NFL club to Los Angeles.

Earlier this month, AEG announced interest in building a new football stadium downtown, near Staples Center.

Los Angeles has not had an NFL team since both the Raiders and the Rams moved after the 1994 season.

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  • nufsaid

    I’ll hold my breath on this one. Can’t understand, LA being the biggest market in the country not having a pro football team. Arena football is not the real thing.

  • denny

    The Chargers were born in Los Angeles in 1960 and even though the fans have stayed loyal all these years since the movie down to San Diego in 1961 it’s time to bring them back home.

  • leroybrown

    There is already enough traffic and plastic surgery in LA. We don’t need anymore.

  • torreycat

    The Chargers belong in SD, and LA deserves its own team …it would be great for the NFL if both cities had teams.

  • Saber 1

    Who can take Magic serious? He infected his wife with the gift that keeps on giving, he closes parks named after him and besides, I can’t get behind a guy who lies to his wife and fails to have command of the English language.

  • lasportsfan

    Go Magic, I believe you and AEG can do it!

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