NFL insider: Chargers expected to bolt for Los Angeles in January

Posted at 9:45 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 13:26:48-05
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- New worries for San Diego Chargers fans about their team leaving for Los Angeles, according to a series of tweets from ESPN's NFL insider Jim Trotter.
The former San Diego Union-Tribune Chargers beat writer says that team owner Dean Spanos and the Bolts are expected to exercise their option to move to Los Angeles in January.
Chargers social media erupted Thursday afternoon when Trotter tweeted, "I've never been more pessimistic about Chargers staying in SD. Based on all I'm hearing I'd be SHOCKED if team isn't in LA next year."
Of course, this entire stadium process has been one shock after another.  Trotter followed with a second tweet saying, "Barring unanticipated miracle, I expect Chargers and Raiders to announce in January their plans to relocate - Chargers to LA, Raiders to LV."
"As for Chargers, they're out of ideas for getting a stadium in SD. Basically it's now on city/county to come up w/ Hail Mary before Jan. 15," he tweeted.
We've heard a lot of rumors both ways since the election, but Trotter, a San Diego resident, is one of the most well-respected reporters in the NFL, so his words carry more weight than most.
Trotter declined an interview request with KGTV, but reiterated in text that the Chargers are headed on a path toward Los Angeles, unless something changes in the next month and a half.  He added, "we'll see what happens in January."
On Friday, Fred Roggin, Sports Anchor for NBC Los Angeles, had a different take on it all. He sent a Tweet stating "Despite reports #Chargers are headed to LA, NFL sources told me no official decision has been made and will come down to last minute choice."