City finds Seahawks not for sale

March 02, 1994|By Jon Morgan and Mark Hyman

The city's NFL hopes apparently have been reduced to three, with word that the Seattle Seahawks are not for sale after all.

Gov. William Donald Schaefer last week said the list of teams that could be considered candidates for relocation had grown to four. Several sources said the owners of the Seahawks were considering selling, putting the team's name alongside the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and both Los Angeles franchises as possible tenants for a proposed stadium in downtown Baltimore.

Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos, who is trying to buy an NFL franchise and move it to Baltimore, checked the reports and determined they were false, Angelos said.

Meanwhile, former Orioles president Larry Lucchino, a potential investor in an NFL team with Angelos, was in Los Angeles and met with Rams officials recently, according to sources familiar with the meeting.

The Rams also have contacted Lucchino as a possible consultant, and it could not immediately be discerned if Lucchino was there representing Angelos or the Rams. A Rams spokesman declined to comment and Lucchino could not be reached for comment.

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