L.A. NFL groups downplay lockout

Updated: March 12, 2011, 1:38 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- While NFL labor talks broke down and the player's union decertified Friday, the two groups hoping to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles watched patiently from the sidelines, waiting for the league to resolve its situation and shift its focus to bringing football back to the country's second-biggest media market.

Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of AEG, anticipated a possible work stoppage and said Friday's news doesn't affect AEG's proposal for Farmers Field, a $1 billion stadium ...

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