Money, future expansion deterrents to new franchise

Whenever the NFL moves back to L.A., the area is more likely to get an existing franchise and not an expansion team.

Originally Published: May 24, 2006
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

DENVER -- So everyone wants to know: What NFL team or teams eventually will play in the Los Angeles area"

Folks, barring a bail-out move to an interim site, there won't be a Los Angeles-based team before 2010. That's a long time and this process of finding a site is going to be more painful and complicated than most realize. How painful?

Only those who form the 11-man committee trying to resolve this matter reluctantly realize expansion can't be ruled out even though expanding the ...

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