Raiders owner Al Davis, whose NFL legend began 60 years ago as an assistant with the Baltimore Colts and was puncuated with a 1992 Hall of Fame induction in Canton, has died at 82.
The team's website released the news Saturday morning, posting a simple tribute with his name in large silver letters above "July 4, 1929-October 8, 2011."
The Raiders said the team will issue a statement later Saturday. No cause of death was released.
Reports surfaced in April that Davis had been hospitalized, but the team dismisssed them as rumors, saying Davis was in good health and was preparing for the NFL draft.
I know we all had our share of fun at his expense, but you never doubted his devotion to the team, and to trying to win(as misguided as it might have been at times).
George Halas, along with Pete Rozelle, did everything in his power to help build the NFL. Al Davis hated Pete Roselle and did many things to help tear it down. I would never mention the contributions of these two men in the same sentence.
I'm getting to that age where a lifetime warranty just doesn't mean as much to me anymore as an afternoon nap.
Honey Badger Don't Care. Honey Badger Don't Give a Shit.