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MOAG READY TO BUCK NFL ON BEHALF OF SPURNED BALTIMORE
Published April 25, 1995
Maryland Stadium Authority Chair John Moag is profiled in this morning's Baltimore SUN. Moag, who recently took the position, has taken a more aggressive stance than his predecessor, Herbert Belgrad. Moag is considering a lawsuit against the NFL to help push the league toward putting a team in Baltimore. SUN writer Jon Morgan calls Moag "a brash, politically connected Washington lobbyist who acknowledges more familiarity with the halls of Congress than the politics of the NFL." Moag says that Baltimore's record of "currying favor" with the league in trying to obtain a team was appropriate when trying to land an expansion franchise, but "may not suit a city trying to pry a team out of its hometown." Moag says if a team does not commit soon, the state's stadium fund may go to other uses -- one reason for his suggestion that a basketball-hockey arena may be an option. Moag: "You have to look at everything. With the time constraints I think we have politically, and the patience of our fans, I think a new strategy is required" (Baltimore SUN, 4/25).