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ESPN: Kiffin grievance denied

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, November 15th, 2010 at 10:18 am in Oakland Raiders.

ESPN is reporting that an arbitrator has denied former Raiders coach Lane Kiffin $2.6 million in back pay.

Heading over to the facility soon. Working to confirm . . .

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  • RaiderRockstar

    Dakota,

    I’m not sure what side of the “RUE THE DAY” DMAC list HD37 is on, but it’s clear which side he should be on!

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    Very clear, but I already had him pinned.

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    # Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Absolutely Al Davis got “hooked up”. You know why?

    He has earned and deserved the benefit of the doubt.

    ……….

    Fair enough. So then when are you and the other Davis minions going to stop whining about how the NFL’s always picking on him?

  • http://tobeornottobethatisthequestion.net St. Jimmy

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    He admitted it when firing him, for crying out loud.

    —————–

    No doubt you truly are “crying out loud”…

    Moommmyyyyyy whhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaa Al Davis wins again…. WHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    BOHICA MR, BOHICA

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    # St. Jimmy Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    So.. The Real MoronRaider, I have a question for you, are you saying that Kiffin got screwed, and the arbitrator was wrong, and the NFL sided with Al Davis on this one? Just want to clarify your stance.

    ………….

    That’s exactly what I’m saying. Do you see any other scenario? Davis admitted to firing Kiffin for performance, in the very press conference in which he fired him! Blatantly! More than once, and even went into detail.

  • http://tobeornottobethatisthequestion.net St. Jimmy

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I’m just brainstorming reasons as to how arbitration could have come down with this decision, because Al Davis most definitely revealed that his termination of Kiffin was at least partly due to performance.

    ————————-

    You? Brainstorming? Don’t hurt yourself, your pea brain can only take so much.

  • http://tobeornottobethatisthequestion.net St. Jimmy

    The only ammunition you had left on this blog MR was Kiffin v. Al Davis, and just like your s3x life, you shot blanks on that one too… Must hurt to be you.

  • Raider Dell

    St. Jimmy Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    He admitted it when firing him, for crying out loud.

    —————–

    No doubt you truly are “crying out loud”…

    Moommmyyyyyy whhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaa Al Davis wins again…. WHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    BOHICA MR, BOHICA

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Too funny!!

    Same person responding to the same person with two different monikers, it’s so delusional but funny.

  • HayesDaze37

    C’mon Dakota — You KNOW DMC fell down a lot…and he hurt himself, too. It was the only reason he wasn’t growing as a RB — he was always nicked, and he wasn’t producing.

    I won’t disagree he was misused quite often… beginning under Kiffin’s stubborn hand. But, even in the open field, Darren was falling down more than he should have been.

    His center-of-gravity is noticeably lower this year, and “chippy” hits aren’t knocking him over like they did a year ago.

    DMC is playing the way he was expected to, and I couldn’t be happier about it. But, there are many factors for his success. The #1 factor is he’s been able to stay on the field.

  • http://tobeornottobethatisthequestion.net St. Jimmy

    Raider Dell Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    St. Jimmy Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    He admitted it when firing him, for crying out loud.

    —————–

    No doubt you truly are “crying out loud”…

    Moommmyyyyyy whhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaa Al Davis wins again…. WHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    BOHICA MR, BOHICA

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Too funny!!

    Same person responding to the same person with two different monikers, it’s so delusional but funny.

    ——————————

    WTF are you talking about Dell? Are you saying I am MR responding to myself? Don’t insult me like that, go fck yourself.

  • Mistabrown

    RR,
    I have no idea how JFK sounds I wasnt born yet.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Smith was scheduled to start in the third preseason game of the 2008 season, but became ill with a rare disease Lemierre’s syndrome.[19] Due to Smith’s illness, rookie Joe Flacco was named to the Ravens’ starting QB position

    *********************************

    LET’S ALL SAY IT TOGETHER.

    Troy Smith did not start one preseason game in 2008, and was never declared anything other than a candidate for the job.

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    HayezDaze,

    The Raiders obviously claim Lane Kiffin was fired for “cause”, because they know if they fired him for performance, they’d have to pay him the remainder of his contract. But despite the Raiders’ claim, Al Davis revealed well beyond any sane person’s reasonable doubt that performance played a role in his termination, as well. And if it did, Kiffin should be owed the money. Al Davis put on the worst performance ever for an owner trying to convince the press that he was firing his coach for cause and not performance. He slipped every 5 seconds. He was criticizing Kiffin for actual play calling, for crying out loud. That’s as performance as it gets for a coach, because that is the most active process that a coach is involved in. You couldn’t criticize a coach based on performance any further than you could with criticizing their play calling, and Al did just that, at the very press conference where he claimed to be firing him for “cause”, which means non performance. It was ridiculous. So I’m wondering, how could the arbitrator had sided with Al? The only reason I can come up with is that maybe Al isn’t as hated by the league as you guys insist he is. So maybe the whinefest about how Al gets treated by the league should scale back a little now?

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Dakota Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    McFadden was fine the entire time.

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Hey now. Did Cable make him fumble last year too?

  • Just Fire Baby

    In fact, Kyle Boller started the first preseason game in 2008, Joe Flacco the second, and Troy Smith was last in line, to start game 3.

  • HayesDaze37

    Whatever you do, don’t try and make it seem like I’m anti-DMC. I’m pro-whomever is my RB…and DMC is my RB. Can’t take back the fact (don’t want to) that I feel MBush could carry the load for this team, with a capable backup (just like DMC’s doing now).

    Go DMC & go Raiders. I’d like DMC to make all other teams rue the day they face him, like they do now. I’ll never rue the day one of my own team’s players is successful.

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    # St. Jimmy Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Especially since MR just bent over and took another one…… Guy can’t buy a win…

    …………

    Take it easy.

    The Raiders are playing great football, but they’re not “there” yet. You know if they lost the rest of their games this year, their record is 5-11. Don’t say it can’t happen. I can pull up some past Raiders landslides in late seasons, if you like.

    The Raiders are playing good football and we should all be happy. But dont’ get cocky.

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    314.Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    Dakota Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    McFadden was fine the entire time.

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Hey now. Did Cable make him fumble last year too?

    ++++++++++

    like I said, now that Russell and his greasy, fat dripping fingers aren’t handing him the ball the fumbling problem has greatly diminished.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    The FACTS are in. Kiffin was JUSTIFIABLY fired for cause. So what if performance factored into it too? His other poor behavior was enough to justify cause for termination without further compensation.

    Al is ON A ROLL!

    Next topic MR?

  • Raider Dell

    WTF are you talking about Dell? Are you saying I am MR responding to myself? Don’t insult me like that, go fck yourself.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    That’s what I thought, confirmed. i really think your funny, it brings laughter to the blog with your many aliases. Keep it up, is entertaining.

    Oh, by the way, don’t try the back to back comment with two different names, It won’t fly.

    I was wondering Real Madden Raider when are you going to MAN!! up and admit your wrong on your won loss record for the Raiders this year. Let’s see you said on many occasions you thought they would win three and changed to four. I haven’t seen any correction on your part yet, so what gives.

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!

  • HayesDaze37

    MR, you are going out of your way to show just how simple-minded you are…

    Lance was fired for CAUSE. When an Employee LIES to his Employer regarding his job, he can rightfully be fired for cause…immediately. Not only did Lance dig his own grave, he threw himself into it by continuing to mislead his Employer when directly confronted.

    AND, simple-thinker…

    The NFL did NOTHING to Lance in this arbitration. All mediators/arbitrators/special masters are approved by the League…and the representatives of ALL sides in a dispute. If one side doesn’t agree to a particular mediator, said mediator will be replaced. The OBJECTIVE mediator has his/her job specifically because all parties agree to his selection as such.

    Lance Kiffin has shown a propensity to lie to, mislead, and connive his Employer. Lance was fired for CAUSE…easy to prove even in kindergarten court.

  • djohnnyg

    The Raiders are playing good football and we should all be happy. But dont’ get cocky.

    Good advice.

  • djohnnyg

    Lance might have deserved to get fired “for cause” but Mr. Davis did not handle the situation well. The whole thing with the letter, the overhead projector and the “Jamarcus is a great QB…Get over it!” thing…Was not Al’s finest hour. The bummer for Al is he was in the right and he kind of goofed it up by making himself seem so vindictive and weird.