As Night net owners meetings begin, clock ticks on L.A. decision

Night net null Rams owner Stan Kroenke met with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon before heading to Dallas for this week's Night net owners meetings, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The governor's office later confirmed that a meeting took place.The meetings begin Tuesday with committee meetings, including the committee on Los Angeles opportunities. The full league ownership will discuss Los Angeles on Wednesday. NEW STADIUM RENDERINGS: St. Louis | San Diego The Rams, along with the Chargers and Raiders, are looking at relocating to the Los Angeles area. Giants owner John Mara, who is on the LA committee, is hopeful that owners will vote on a possible move in January, saying Tuesday, "It's time to get this done." Although there aren't any LA-related presentations scheduled for these meetings, the topic is the focus. Still, there will be other noteworthy discussions, according to Night competition committee will recommend that teams be able to trade compensatory draft picks, and owners will vote on potentially shortening the legal tampering window during free agency from three days to two.Some GMs and coaches have been eager to have the ability to trade compensatory picks, and others have been just as eager to accumulate those picks and the power that comes with us

ing them.MORE: Ranking all 31 Night net stadiumsShortening the tampering window would make a difficult situation for players slightly less so, cutting by a day the time they have competing voices in their ears, Night noted.No decision on Los Angeles is expected to come from this week's meeting, though multiple reports have put the first quarter of 2016, and perhaps ahead of the Super Bowl, as the target for making a decision between Kroenke's Rams project in Inglewood and the Chargers' and/or Raiders' stadium proposal for Carson.Still, the clock is ticking, and the Los Angeles Times noted that, in that sense, if there is no news out of these meetings, then it actually would be news: "After years of posturing and of using L.A. as a stalking horse to get deals done in other cities, it appears the Night net really does want to get something done this time. One reason for that is now team owners are involved, spending money, and stirring up ire in their home markets. This is not a comfortable spot for the league, and it figures to get even more uncomfortable," the Times' Sam Farmer wrote.In one of those markets, St. Louis, the specifics of Monday’s meeting between Kroenke and Nixon weren't disclosed, but according to a Post-Dispatch source, Kroenke was looking to gain a “complete understanding of things,” presumably as they relate to a proposed $1 billion stadium built along St. Louis' riverfront.