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Alex Spanos, longtime Chargers owner, dies at 95

Alex Spanos, longtime Chargers owner, dies at 95

Alex Spanos, a self-made billionaire from Stockton who bought a majority stake in the then-San Diego Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday morning, the NFL team said. He was 95.

“We have no words that can adequately express our sadness with his passing,” the Chargers said in a statement. “We will continue to honor his legacy by dedicating ourselves to making a difference in the community and throughout our country.”

The Spanos family has owned the team since the construction magnate bought a controlling interest for $48.3 million in 1984. Last month, Forbes valued the Chargers at $2.275 billion. The family chose to move the team in 2017 to play in the StubHub Center in Carson, before...

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