Chargers lawyer Fabiani booed at start of public hearing

SAN DIEGO (AP) The lawyer who is leading the San Diego Chargers' efforts to move to Los Angeles was vigorously booed as he addressed the crowd at the beginning of a public hearing the NFL mandated as part of the relocation process.

''Why don't you tell the truth?'' one fan yelled at Fabiani, who has criticized Mayor Kevin Faulconer's efforts to build a new stadium in Mission Valley to replace aging Qualcomm Stadium.

Eric Grubman, the NFL's point man on Los Angeles, had to step in and ask that the crowd to calm down.

The Chargers and their rivals, the Oakland Raiders, have proposed a joint $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, an industrial suburb of L.A.

City Councilman Scott Sherman gave an impassioned speech, saying Fabiani ''has been nothing but negative the whole time.''


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