NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, joins Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke, center, and Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. during the groundbreaking for the team’s new stadium in November. A California liquor control law passed decades ago requires the Rams stadium, because it sells alcoholic beverages to its patrons, to request an exemption from the Legislature to allow it to use in-stadium advertising by liquor producers.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, joins Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke, center, and Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. during the groundbreaking for the team’s new stadium in November. A California liquor control law passed decades ago requires the Rams stadium, because it sells alcoholic beverages to its patrons, to request an exemption from the Legislature to allow it to use in-stadium advertising by liquor producers. Richard Vogel The Associated Press
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, joins Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke, center, and Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. during the groundbreaking for the team’s new stadium in November. A California liquor control law passed decades ago requires the Rams stadium, because it sells alcoholic beverages to its patrons, to request an exemption from the Legislature to allow it to use in-stadium advertising by liquor producers. Richard Vogel The Associated Press
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Politicos punch holes rather than repeal old liquor law

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