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'Stopping Sports Terrorism'

October 23, 1987

Are we being taken advantage of by football team owners? After reading the editorial, it is very clear that the taxpayers' money is practically being taken from under our noses. While hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent in keeping professional sports franchises where they are, it is people like Al Davis, owner of the Raiders, who do not care one way or the other about packing up and moving.

We also have to deal with cities such as Irwindale, that offer financing, trying to lure, entice and even hijack our teams away from us. Unless American cities counteract this sports terrorism by either refusing to pay ransom to any team or letting the wealthy team owners build their own stadiums, it is not the sports fan that will win, but the club owners who will have the last laugh at the taxpayers' expense.

GARY MORRIS

Chatsworth

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