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Raiders response

The Raiders have issued two separate press releases regarding the recent ESPN story on coach Tom Cable and what the network called a history of violence toward women:

STATEMENT ABOUT ALLEGATIONS

Over the last few days, we learned of the allegations made against Coach Cable and we are, of course, aware of of his response thereto. In conjunction with the League office, we will undertake a serious evaluation of this matter.

We wish to be clear that we do not in any way condone or accept actions such as those alleged.

There have been occasions on which we have dismissed Raider employees for having engaged in inappropriate conduct. For reasons of privacy, we kept the basis for those dismissals confidential. We endured public opprobrium for the dismissals, all the while knowing our basis for them was appropriate.

STATEMENT ABOUT ESPN

ESPN’s role in this matter must be carefully examined. ESPN routinely disseminates falsehoods about the Raiders. During the last year, ESPN (working with someone who was in this organization) engaged in a calculated effort to distort the truth about the Raiders, utilizing lies and innuendo.

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

    LMFAO!

    DAMN YOU ESPN!!!!!!!

  • garyln

    uh-oh!!

  • Plunketthead

    Keep your pimp hand strong, Al

  • Plunketthead

    BSPN always lies to create news just like ABC, NBC, FOX, CNN

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Setting the table for Cable’s exit interview!

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Hey JerryMac,
    you left off the bottom of the statements:

    THE OAKLAND RAIDERS
    THE TEAM OF THE DECADES

    LMFAO

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    ESPN and Mortenson or
    ESPN and Kiffin, which one were they were referring to (working with someone who was in this organization)?

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    new post!

  • DKnight007

    FIRE the GM/HEAD OF PLAYER PERSONNEL/HEAD OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS/DIRECTOR OF SCOUTING/!!!

    He is the looney who has made all the crap decisions the last 7 years and why the team has sucked!!

    Who is that damn guy?

    Ooooops….oh yeah….it’s the owner….AL DAVIS!!??!

    WTF?? LOL…..Pathetic!!!

  • Raidernationdave

    Tom who?

  • http://www.cuntnation.com jupe

    espn picking up residue from hansen case, pushing typical unproductive judicial system fee generation

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  • EndZoner

    opprobrium…. um whassat mean?

  • RaiderRetribution

    opprobrium

    op⋅pro⋅bri⋅um  /əˈproʊbriəm/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [uh-proh-bree-uhm] Show IPA
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    –noun 1. the disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy.
    2. a cause or object of such disgrace or reproach.

    via dictionary.com

    at least we increased our vocabulary from all this.

  • txraider

    Wow. Did he do this so that everyone will start to wonder and point fingers and folks, and he won’t be held liable, since he didn’t name names?

    Isn’t this a horrible way to handle things? Is he just deflecting away from the current spotlight problem? Can’t there be a better way than this?

  • NorthernD

    O. Probrium?
    Who is this guy?
    Can he play QB?
    Let’s give him a shot.

  • Chrisco

    WOW…these statements make me feel embarrassed for all the players and personnel that work for this organizaition.

    I can’t believe how pathetic these statements sound…they reach a new low everytime they issue a press release. I stand corrected over my previous claim that at least the Raiders aren’t the Lions or Bengals.

    It would take 10 Lombardi Trophies to overcome the image of Al lamely hovered over an overhead projector stating his idiotic case about Kiffin and these moronic statements that they have pooped out the last 2 years.

    Worst Organization in the History of Football…