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          Irvine, CA, leaders "expressed wariness" Friday at
     granting exclusive development rights to an investment group
     seeking to build a pro football stadium in the city, and
     said that "it could be months before they make a final
     decision," according to Shelby Grad of the L.A. TIMES.  The
     Southern California Sports Group (SCSG), comprised of L.A.
     investors including former USC RB Anthony Davis, has said
     that it "will raise" $500M for a stadium if Irvine "will
     give it sole authority to develop the project and help
     recruit an NFL team."  Irvine Mayor Christina Shea, on the
     SCSG's proposal: "They want exclusivity, and I don't think
     the council is ready to do that."  SCSG execs could not be
     reached for comment, and Grad wrote that it is "unclear"
     whether the group would proceed with a stadium plan without
     exclusive development rights (L.A. TIMES, 6/6).

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