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Raiders only team not in favor of new CBA

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The owners voted 31-0 in favor of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Thursday afternoon. The Raiders abstained.

Raiders CEO Amy Trask had this to say to the Bay Area News Group when tracked down at the owners meeting in Atlanta:

“We have profound philosophical differences on a number of issues — both of a football and economic nature. We have consistently expressed our views on these matters to the League. We voted in the manner we believe best for football.”

Trask did not elaborate on the nature of those differences. In the end, the Raiders refusal to vote had no impact on the outcome because only 24 votes were needed.

Several Raiders players took note of the Raiders refusal to vote, including safety Mike Mitchell.

Mitchell said via Twitter: “Man, I love Mr. Davis. Trendsetter. He never follows the crowd. Thats a true Raider!”

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Steve Corkran

  • raiderzmaverick

    Wow – Al still the Maverick

  • qodrn

    Nuts. Would have been no 1 if I could have remembered the old password.

    How the heck can the owners approve an agreement that isn’t approved yet? What they are really doing is opening the doors and hoping for the best. Could of done that to begin with. Silly NFL. I’m with Al on this one. Sign Namdi.

  • qodrn

    Drop the “starting QB” Sign Namdi. then sign Grobowski.

  • Raiders for life

    Big Ted called it.
    Jerr is all over this shiz.

  • qodrn

    thanks Steve. Where the heck is Jerry? Is he going back to the 49ers?

  • Football is back damnnnittt!!!

  • jmcclain

    Lmao leave it up to davis and trask. Is it cause davis is a players owner and didnt want to screw the players on the new cba or is it cause he doesnt think the owners got a good deal out of new cba. Im leaning to him being a players owner and just another way for davis to say screw the nfl. Raider nation we have the best owner in sports history and im being serious.

  • Raiders for life

    Raiders for life Says:
    July 21st, 2011 at 6:04 pm
    Big Ted called it.
    Jerr is all over this shiz
    ##########################################

    Wooooops, I guess Jerr is taking a nap with AL.

  • # BigTed707 Says:
    July 21st, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I bet all the litigation between Coach Davis and the NFL created the conflict of interest.

    Remember, Davis sued the NFL for trying not to let the Raiders move to LA in the first place – Now the league is begging for a team in LA.

  • jmcclain Says:
    July 21st, 2011 at 6:08 pm
    Is it cause davis is a players owner and didnt want to screw the players on the new cba or is it cause he doesnt think the owners got a good deal out of new cba.
    ***************
    If that is the case, why not vote “No”?

  • qodrn

    What does an abstention mean exactly? I hate the plan but I don’t want to vote no?

  • Bauce Rules

    Al is the fkin man! How do u haters like that?

  • marios

    @Qodrn yeah cause if he had voted no he would seem as a bad guy now he looks like a revolutionary.

  • Bauce Rules

    Al told the NFL TO KISS HIS ASS!……. I love it! Too bad this deal looks fked. Would have loved a full season but doubt it now

  • # qodrn Says:
    July 21st, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    What does an abstention mean exactly? I hate the plan but I don’t want to vote no?
    ***************
    I guess it means they decided not to vote at all. Usually it is due to a conflict of interest.

  • Coach Davis is getting punished by the players now – He is gonna’ lose money on Preseason games, and he didn’t even vote for the thing!

  • Al probably would have voted NO, but his lawyers advised against it. just a thought.

  • “profound philosophical differences”

    That’s why I love Coach Davis!

  • hendu

    Owners 1,PLAYERS 000000.Players should have voted last night,that was the plan and they didnt vote!Now,I read the contract is 400 pages,maybe thats the concern,I dunno,just pissed off.Just heard the players have until Tuesday to vote,guess Im in Briens camp now!WTF

  • Midwest Fan

    Hendu, you say you read the new CBA? I’m kinda interested, where’d you find that?

  • hendu

    Yo Midwest,I read that the contract is 400 pages,players didnt have time to READ it,vote put off!

  • ohioraider

    Bauce Rules Says:
    July 21st, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Al is the fkin man! How do u haters like that?
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    You guys are so frickin stupid it’s laughable. If the Old Creeper took a dump in the middle of the Alameda Expressway you’d say he was sticking it to the department of transportation.

    You’re so stupid, in fact, that you don’t realize the Old Creeper can make a purely symbolic gesture to demonstrate his so-called “independence” from the league while STILL GETTING THE SAME AGREEMENT. Get it numnuts?

    Meanwhile, the rest of the league is laughing.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Al probably abstained cuz his lawyers clued him into all the loopholes and he couldn’t in good conscience vote when he knows he’s gonna get over on the league again.

  • ohioraider

    Jesus H Christ..

  • jmcclain

    Im sure players will vote tomorrow. They just didnt like the owners telling them when and how they should form a union its just the nflpa saying dont tell us what to do. Hopefully soon trask will tell everyone why they didnt vote. People may not like it but no one tells davis what to do. Hate him are love him he is who he is and all i know is hes done alot fir this game imo. Davis do what you do.

  • TownRaider510

    Al Davis Football

  • Gerard

    Meanwhile, the rest of the league is laughing.

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    You are such a jerk. The rest of the league is laughing? What are they laughing about? You just think you are so damn cool and so above everybody else with all your anti-Raider posts.

    Why don’t you go back to tearing the legs off grasshoppers instead of spending time here spewing off your hateful, mean spirited posts and quit posing as a Raider fan.

    Go have a laugh with your fellow Charger fans or something.

  • raidertbone

    Before anyone goes throwing Al under the bus or think the rest of the league is laughing at him, just consider how Al put a plan in place so all his employees could continue to work, without being laid off and/or furloughed. Think any other owners did that? Jerry? Danny-boy? Give me a friggin break! The Raiders still (and always will) rule!

  • ohioraider

    27.Gerard Says:
    July 22nd, 2011 at 12:29 am
    Meanwhile, the rest of the league is laughing.

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    You are such a jerk. The rest of the league is laughing? What are they laughing about? You just think you are so damn cool and so above everybody else with all your anti-Raider posts.

    Why don’t you go back to tearing the legs off grasshoppers instead of spending time here spewing off your hateful, mean spirited posts and quit posing as a Raider fan.

    Go have a laugh with your fellow Charger fans or something.

    ———————————————
    Oh, Gerard, listen up dude, I’ve been a Raider fan since you were nothing but cosmic dust. I’m a more loyal fan than most of you if only because I’m sickened by Davis’ pathetic leadership over the past 20 years and and have come to the rational conclusion–which escapes most of you dunderheads–that he’s got to go to save the team.

    And you acolytes have no answer for this, other than to equate heartfelt criticism and disappointment with disloyalty. Gee, in what political system is such a response most common? What kinds of systems, institutions or organizations, Gerard, don’t tolerate rationale criticism?