CINCINNATI — National Football League owners will meet Oct. 10 in either Chicago or Dallas to attempt to elect a new commissioner, the league said Monday.
This will be the second try at finding a replacement for Pete Rozelle, who announced March 22 that he was retiring.
The first meeting was July 6 in Chicago. Jim Finks, president of the New Orleans Saints and the only candidate recommended by a league selection committee, fell three votes short of the 19 needed for election at that meeting.
Eleven other teams abstained. Houston officials were not present at the vote, saying they wanted more information. Since then, a new search committee consisting of a combination of the two groups has attempted to find other candidates.