Friday, May 26, 2006

Parks cheered by NFL study - LA Daily News
...Parks said he will pursue an explanation from the University of Southern California, which has been a tenant at the Coliseum since it opened in 1923. In a letter sent Friday to owners, but made public only on Tuesday, USC officials urged the league not to sign a lease with the Coliseum Commission until the university had signed its own sublease.

"Frankly, I'm confused," Parks said. "Two years ago, when I was chairman of the Coliseum Commission, I went to USC officials and they said they wanted to negotiate on their own with the NFL. We said fine.

"On May 18, I talked with the USC president and asked how things were proceeding in their negotiations and he indicated everything was satisfactory. Then he sent this letter on May 19."...

Also, USC claims NFL Coliseum team would hurt program - LA Daily News
Will the Coliseum Forsake USC for Pros? - Inland Empire Press-Enterprise
Raiders say SI story about sale is 'fiction' - Contra Costa Times
Rumor mongers working overtime - Oakland Tribune

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