Eric Dickerson, who has been sitting out his holdout in his hometown of Sealy, Tex., will return to California this weekend to meet with Coach John Robinson and owner Georgia Frontiere.
"There's a hope that a meeting can be arranged between Eric and myself and probably Georgia and somebody else, probably sometime next week," Robinson said Thursday.
According to an Associated Press report, the "somebody else" could be State Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, who has helped mediate several sports contract disputes in the past.
The meeting was proposed by Dickerson's adviser, Jack Rodri, who called Robinson Thursday morning. Charles Chin, Rodri's aide, later phoned reporters to say Dickerson was heading west, and Robinson confirmed it.