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Brown backs Inglewood plan for L.A.


Bengals president Mike Brown refuted Wednesday's published report  that speculated he was one of two owners to vote against a proposal putting the Rams and possibly the Raiders or Chargers in Inglewood, Calif.

Brown, calling it "an exciting project for the league," said he's in favor of the plan crafted by Rams owner Stan Kroenke and voted for it along with the 29 other owners that approved the move in a secret ballot this week.

 "Stan Kroenke has put together an exceptional plan. The league to a man is excited about this prospect," Brown said Wednesday on his return from the meeting in Houston.

After a 21-year hiatus, Brown believes the NFL and Los Angeles is a match at the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood, about 10 minutes from Los Angeles.

"It's a huge market," Brown said. "It's a market that has changed dramatically since the NFL was last there. There's no reason the NFL shouldn't be successful there. Especially if we go about it the right way.

 "The Stan Kroenke Plan for Inglewood is as well thought out and as aggressive in every way as the NFL could possibly wish."

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