San Diego stadium funding rejected
Voters in San Diego on Tuesday rejected a measure that would have raised $1.15 billion through an increase in hotel occupancy taxes to help fund a new stadium for the Chargers.
Measure C, which needed 66.7 percent of the vote to pass, was defeated 57 percent to 43 percent.
Chargers chairman Dean Spanos said in a statement Wednesday that the team was considering its options surrounding the proposed $1.8 billion stadium and convention center. The Chargers have been trying since 2000 to replace Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley.
Spanos’ options include trying to work out a new plan with Mayor Kevin Faulconer or exercising his option to join the Rams in a stadium that is scheduled to open in Inglewood in 2019.
Spanos didn’t say whether downtown San Diego remains an option. Romo back to practice: Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo fully participated in practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering a broken bone in his back during a preseason game.
While coach Jason Gar- rett said Romo is “champing at the bit,” he is not a likely starter ahead of rookie Dak Prescott, who is on a seven-game winning streak. Extra points: Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick says he is “optimistic” about being able to play Sunday against the Rams after injuring his left knee against Miami. He said if he did return, he would wear a knee brace. ... 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said that he did not vote in Tuesday’s election and “didn’t pay too close of attention” to the results because the candidates represented “another face that’s going to be the face of that system of oppression.”
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