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Brown’s bizarre claim

Rather than spend a lot of time dealing with the out-of-left-field comments by Tim Brown on an Atlanta radio station regarding Al Davis and his supposed dislike of African-American football players from Notre Dame, I’ll leave a couple of links to archived stories I wrote in 2006.

The first is on wide receiver Art Powell, who refused to play in a preseason game with the Philadelphia Eagles because it was in the segregated south, and who found a home with Davis and the Raiders, becoming one of the AFL’s most explosive wide receivers.

The second is on Davis’ record in support of African-American players in the 1960s and their stands against racism.

The stories ran on consecutive days as a series on Sept. 24 and Sept. 25, 2006.

From reading the transcript of the interview, it sounds like Brown was told these things regarding Davis’ feeling about African-American players from Notre Dame, and not from Davis directly.

If that’s the case, or even if it’s not, repeating it now doesn’t make a lot of sense. Davis’ record on this issue is above reproach.

Southwick signed

Quarterback Danny Southwick, the quarterback in minicamp on a tryout basis out of Occidental, was signed to a contract, according to the transactions page on Raiders.com.

Neither Southwick nor veteran Andrew Walter got any action in team sessions, with the work split fairly evenly between starter JaMarcus Russell, backup Jeff Garcia and offseason acquisition Bruce Gradkowski.

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  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Yikes, I need to proof my comments before hitting submit!

  • vegas raider

    I just don’t think one incident makes someone something. I’ve been wasted before; I’m not a drunk. We’ve all probably stole something before; we are not thieves. Al made a bigoted comment; he’s not a racist.

    Drafting black guys from Notre Dame is a business decision, bigoted or not. If he wants to stereotype players and schools, he won’t be the first.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Pisa Tinoisamoa

    Height: 6’1″
    Weight: 240 lbs
    Position: Weak-side linebacker

    Mahalo.com

    “The speedy undersized OLB was St. Louis’ leading tackler last season.”

    http://www.stampedeblue.com/2009/5/8/869977/rams-release-pisa-tinoisamoa

    “Coach Steve Spagnuolo likes bigger linebackers, and one thing Pisa Tinoisamoa lacks is size”

    http://ballhype.com/story/updated_st_louis_rams_release_pisa_tinoisamoa/

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Dakota,
    How did you like the Laker blowout?

  • CJ Legend 34

    Vegas Raider,

    You usually have pretty intellegent comments in the blog. Don’t mistake being politically correct with just making steryotipical comments and the door does swing both ways. The great thing about NFL football is every player is unique they can from big programs, small programs. They can be black, white, hispanic, Native American, Democrats, Republicans, Christans, Muslem but once they get to the big show called the NFL it is all about production wins and losses.

    This was not about being politically correct this was about a possible American employer being offensive to an a high paid American employee and to me my friend that is just simply rude.

    Now personally I think this whole thing has been taken out of context because Mr Raider wanted to work for Al as a Consultant and he never asked to be traded until his record could not be broken. So I never felt Tim Brown was threatend and Al made him a rich man. : )

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Exla,

    It was fun to watch, but now the heart test kicks in…can they finish the job in game 6?

    I’d like to see Sasha hit some shots for once…could have been a 50 point win, lol.

  • RaiderRockstar

    If he wants to stereotype players and schools, he won’t be the first.

    ***

    yeah. MR stereotypes Al Davis all the time, even though Davis says “I’d rather be right than consistant”

  • Norco Bob

    Tim Brown is now banned from HQ,…got it from my source whos never wrong.

  • vegas raider

    CJ,

    I appreciate the back-handed compliment. I think Al is in the wrong, it was rude, stupid, and bigoted, no doubt. I just think it was more of the exception than the rule.

  • RaiderRockstar

    This was not about being politically correct this was about a possible American employer being offensive to an a high paid American employee and to me my friend that is just simply rude.

    ***

    racism exists in every country in the world CJ. It always has and it always will. is it acceptable? no. is there freedom of speech? yes. would any black people care if MLK Jr. called some white guy a honky? no. this is all moot anyways.

    Davis is the most NON racist owners in sports

  • OAKlifer

    Proof reeddin wats thsaat??\

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Dakota,
    Lakers close them in 6. It was nice to be able to laugh through the 2nd half. Made staying up until 1:30 edt worth it.

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    May 13th, 2009 at 10:41 am
    ………………………………
    Davis is the most NON racist owners in sports

    I agree!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    i got some work to do. see you guys later on

  • CJ Legend 34

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    May 13th, 2009 at 10:41 am
    This was not about being politically correct this was about a possible American employer being offensive to an a high paid American employee and to me my friend that is just simply rude.

    ***

    racism exists in every country in the world CJ. It always has and it always will. is it acceptable? no. is there freedom of speech? yes. would any black people care if MLK Jr. called some white guy a honky? no. this is all moot anyways.

    Davis is the most NON racist owners in sports

    ——————————————————-

    Raider Rockstar there are millions of black people out there that would care if MLk Jr. called some white guy a honky. Even MLK would care because he would be lowering himslef to what he tried to accomplish up to the point where he was murdered.

    Now I don’t know AL personally never had one conversation with him so I reserve the right to say if he is or not. But from first impression and record I would say not. Players seem to like Al Davis it is the media that hates the guy.

    Wait a minute AL can’t be a racist for crying out loud what am I thinking he gave Walker and Hall a chance they should not even had a shot.

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Jason Taylor just inked a 4 yr deal with Miami.

  • Raider-405

    SI had this on the site, not sure if it was shared or not but its regarding Javon

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/ross_tucker/05/13/walker/index.html

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    What about the bigotry shown toward AD by the use by many of the je3 terminology. Isn’t that a form of racism?

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    From the SI article:
    “All of which brings us back to the Walker saga in Oakland. His secret surgery is virtually unprecedented and a clear violation of the standard NFL player contract, which requires the player to make the club aware of any health issues he is having or medical people he consults.”

    AD has the means to cut Walker without paying him if he wants.

  • Raider-405

    They are on the hook to pay him unless he retired and then its a legal issue to recoup the $$.

    Bad signing that keeps on getting worse

  • http://www.elvis.com Elvis

    Dont be creul bloggers…

    To the Mod/Troll when she is on her period she will boot you from this blog.

    That angry little gal needs some love….who wants to pork a fat chick

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