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NFL formalizes panel to assess Los Angeles stadium plans

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    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a pre-Super Bowl XLIX NFL football news conference, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Phoenix.
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LOS ANGELES » NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has established an internal committee to review stadium options in Los Angeles and coordinate any possible move to Southern California.

The move was outlined in a league memo obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

It comes about a month after a development group that includes a company controlled by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke announced plans to build an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs.

The proposal that envisions a stadium rising on the site of a former horse track in Inglewood once again raises the possibility that Los Angeles could get another NFL team after a two-decade drought.

The memo emphasizes that the league, not a single team, controls when and where a move can take place.

AP NFL Writer Barry Wilner also contributed to this report from New York.

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