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Stephen Jones disappointed for city, not surprised by Chargers’ move

The Chargers are moving to Los Angeles after 56 years in San Diego.
The Chargers are moving to Los Angeles after 56 years in San Diego. AP

Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones supports Chargers owner Dean Spanos’ decision to move his team from San Diego to Los Angeles.

He is surprised the move happened so quickly, but not surprised it happened.

The Chargers, who were unable to secure a new stadium in San Diego, had until Sunday to exercise their option to share the Inglewood stadium with the Rams in Los Angeles. But they announced the move on Thursday.

“I know Dean has done a lot and everything he could try to make things work,” said Jones, a member of the NFL's Stadium Committee. “He’s the owner of that team. And they have to do what’s in the best interest of his franchise. I know he has put in a lot of hard work into trying to look at all the options. We are very supportive of what Dean and his family have decided.”

Jones said there is natural disappointment for the fans and city of San Diego.

“Hopefully things work out in a positive way at some point in the future. You just want what is best for the Chargers and for their fans. I know it’s a difficult situation.”

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