National Football League policy says they'll have to be if Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer wants to purchase Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers.
According to several published reports, Glazer, who purchased the Bucs for $192 million in 1995, is seriously interested buying the Dodgers from Rupert Murdoch, the owner of the Dodgers and the chairman of News Corp. But NFL policy would likely require Glazer and his sons, Bryan, Joel and Ed, to sell the Bucs before buying a sports team in another market.
The NFL would, however, allow Glazer to own two sports teams in the same market, and Los Angeles has been considered the top site for a NFL franchise ever since the Raiders and Rams relocated.
It would be extremely difficult for the Glazers to move the Bucs to Los Angeles due to the fact that the team is locked into a 25-year lease at Raymond James Stadium.
Glazer would likely return the NFL to Los Angeles by by relocating another team or through expansion.
The Glazers are believed to be one of four parties inquiring about the Dodgers.