Oakland Raiders GM Al Davis Is No Stranger to Legal Matters

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Published: March 30, 2009


... control freak ruler who is doing everything to destroy a once proud kingdom. Both fight each other's army of legalities in the battlefield of justice.

Sounds like a Shakespearean history play, doesn't it?

Nope. It's Oakland Raiders history.

In the long history of legal battles, Oakland Raiders GM Al Davis has a new victim to sue. He now has Lance Kiffin in his crosshairs as both gear up for a legal battle that will determine whether Davis has to pay the kid for services rendered.

This bodes well for Raiders fans. For every time Davis shifts focus away from football operations to the courtroom, the Raiders find success on the football field.

In 1966, Davis, frustrated by the impending AFL/NFL merger, resigned as the AFL commissioner. He then bought a 10 percent stake in the Raiders and became one of three general partners, along with Wayne Valley and Ed McGah.

Beginning in 1972, Davis ruthlessly attempted to gain control...

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