A group of influential owners strongly opposes the relocation of the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles.

That group includes Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who is emerging as a leader of the NFL’s Los Angeles committee.

Richardson and other owners view the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders as more eligible to move under the league’s relocation policy, especially since it appears that St. Louis has cobbled together a viable plan for building a new stadium.

A move by the Chargers is also considered the least disruptive to existing fan bases.

The process includes at least 24 owners approving any move. 


Both the Chargers and Rams appear to have enough votes to block a move by the other party.