Raiders’ statement on leaving: Screw Oakland, screw California

As we predicted, Raiders owner Mark Davis received nearly unanimous approval from his fellow owners to move his team to Las Vegas. It was a no-brainer decision. What business would stay in Oakland, and in California, given the opportunity presented by Governor Sandoval, the State of Nevada, and the City of Las Vegas.

Following the vote, the Raiders released the following statement from Davis:

“My father always said, ‘the greatness of the Raiders is in its future,’ and the opportunity to build a world-class stadium in the entertainment capital of the world is a significant step toward achieving that greatness. I would like to thank Commissioner Goodell, the National Football League and my 31 partners. I would also like to thank Governor Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature for their commitment. Finally, I would like to thank Sheldon Adelson for his vision and leadership, without which this project never would have become a reality.”

In short, screw Oakland, and screw California. You could see this coming a mile away. Another epic fail for Oakland, and California.

Read the whole story in the East Bay Times

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