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NFL COMMITTEE TO MEET WITH HOLLYWOOD PARK OFFICIALS TODAY

     A "hand-picked" committee along with NFL President Neil
Austrian will meet today with Hollywood Park officials in Denver
to discuss plans for a new 67,500 seat stadium adjacent to the
L.A. racetrack, according to Gordon Forbes in this morning's USA
TODAY.  Raiders Owner Al Davis has been invited to the meeting.
Austrian told Forbes that "the NFL favors an established NFC team
as a co-tenant with the Raiders" at a Hollywood Park stadium.
Forbes writes that Austrian "is convinced that Davis could co-
exist with a second team despite his history as a maverick
owner."  Forbes reports that Denver Owner Pat Bowlen, who is on
the NFL's committee, "said Davis told the owners to build the
stadium 'and then he will determine what he thinks is best for
the Raiders.'"  Bowlen told Forbes that he agrees with Davis, and
that "the league has to grab this opportunity to get a stadium
built in the L.A. market."  Forbes:  "Anybody trying to predict
Davis' next move is only kidding himself.  Davis will play
hardball with the NFL and each of the cities [L.A., Baltimore,
Oakland]" involved (USA TODAY, 6/1).
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