Seahawks CEO flying to LA to meet with Carroll

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SEATTLE (AP) — The chief executive of the Seattle Seahawks is headed to California to meet with Pete Carroll, as the struggling team closes in on a deal with the charismatic coach at Southern California.

A Seahawks spokesman confirmed Saturday night that team CEO Tod Leiweke will fly to Los Angeles on Sunday to interview Carroll for the coaching position and that the talks could last into Monday morning.

The Seahawks still do not have an agreement despite widespread reports, but are closing in on a coaching contract, according to a league official with direct knowledge of Seattle’s coaching search.

The official told The Associated Press Saturday the team is in “discussions” with Carroll and does not plan on giving him the additional title of president.