Statement: “(Alex) Spanos is on the list of the 400 richest people in the United States, with a fortune estimated at more than $1 billion,” columnist Ron Carrico wrote for the Daily Transcript Oct. 17.
Determination: Mostly True
Analysis: As fans debate the Chargers’ recent skid on the field, a broader debate continues to envelop San Diego’s professional football franchise. The team wants a new downtown stadium and hefty public subsidies to pay for it. Team and city officials say they are preparing a ballot initiative for an election next year.