San Diego sta­dium fund­ing re­jected

Baltimore Sun - - RAVENS GAMEDAY -

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.”

Browns (0-9) at Ravens (4-4) 8:25 p.m., NFLN Al­though the Browns are win­less, this fig­ures to be close. The Ravens have a new of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor but aren’t fully click­ing yet. Newly ac­quired line­backer Jamie Collins helps the Browns de­fense. Ravens 21, Browns 17

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