Silence On the Lane Kiffin Front? That’s a First


Published: March 18, 2009


... the Oakland Raiders on his website today.

Before we get into that, here’s a little background for you:

Raiders owner Al Davis fired Kiffin four games into the 2008 season and refused to pay Kiffin his full salary.

Davis ripped Kiffin at a press conference and claimed that he had been fired for cause...among others that Kiffin was a “flat-out liar.” Therefore, the $2.6 million in salary would not be paid.

Tennessee hired Kiffin in late November and at his introductory press conference, Kiffin said that working in Oakland was a great lesson in crisis management.

In January, the Raiders sent a rambling letter to the University of Tennessee smearing Kiffin and conveying displeasure that Kiffin and UT athletic director Mike Hamilton had supposedly gone out of their way to mock the Raiders at the press conference.

That letter was leaked to the press on Friday, by the Raiders. 

This week, Ki...

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