Al Davis

Al Davis, the renegade owner of the Oakland Raiders whose battles with the National Football League gave him an outlaw image matching that of his silver-and-black- clad team, died at the age of 82.

“History will dictate what my legacy is,” Davis said in an interview for “Straight Outta L.A.,” a documentary directed by rapper Ice Cube for ESPN in 2010. “Maverick is fine, ‘cause I am. Outlaw I’m not. But if believing in what you believe and sticking up for your rights and sticking up for the rights of others from time to time — do it your way. Don’t let the culture tell you what do. That’s being a Raider.”

Davis was inducted in 1992 into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which hailed him as the only person to work in professional football as personnel assistant, scout, assistant coach, head coach, general manager, commissioner and team owner.

RIP Al Davis

“Just Win Baby”


Posted on October 9, 2011, in In Memoriam and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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