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Eric Grubman, NFL Executive Vice President for Business Affairs, has informed me via email that the City of Oakland and "East Bay Entities" have not been invited to give a stadium presentation at the October 6th NFL Fall Owners Meeting. His one word answer to my specific question was "no". Now, while this doesn't rule out conversations with the NFL Owners at some point in the future, which is true for San Diego and St. Louis, it does mean this is the third time Oakland has missed an NFL deadline to give materials that would indicate a true desire to retain the Raiders in Oakland and meet with the NFL Ownership. Oakland failed to give the NFL a meaningful set of plans before the Spring Owners Meeting in San Francisco, leading NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to say "We haven't got anything from Oakland." Then Oakland's plan formed by Floyd Kephart and New City Development LLC was called "not viable" in response to my question at the Special NFL Owners Meeting in Schaumberg, Illinois. Now, this is the third time. It makes Oakland look like it doesn't want to retain the Raiders. And because of the inaction, it renders any thought of litigation against the NFL as hopeless, because Oakland's not taken any action itself to work to build a stadium to retain the team in Oakland. That is not the case with San Diego and St. Louis, which have met every NFL deadline and given "viable" plans. Oakland will have to rest its fate on how San Diego does in its "side" talks with the NFL.
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