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Statements from Mark Davis, John Madden, Stabler family

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Statements from Raiders owner Mark Davis, former coach John Madden and the Stabler family on the passing of former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler:

Statement from Mark Davis

“The Raiders are deeply saddened by the passing of the great Ken Stabler,” said Owner Mark Davis. “He was a cherished member of the Raider family and personified what it means to be a Raider. He wore the Silver and Black with Pride and Poise and will continue to live in the hearts of Raider fans everywhere. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to Kenny’s family.”

Statement from John Madden

“I was head coach of the Raiders the entire time Kenny was there and he led us to a whole bunch of victories including one in Super Bowl XI. I’ve often said, If I had one drive to win a game to this day, and I had a quarterback to pick, I would pick Kenny. Snake was a lot cooler that I was. He was a perfect quarterback and a perfect Raider. When you think about the Raiders you think about Ken Stabler. Kenny loved life. It is a sad day for all Raiders.”

Family’s Statement on the Passing of Ken Stabler

We announce with great sadness that our father, Ken Stabler, passed away Wednesday, July 8 as a result of complications associated with colon cancer.

He passed peacefully surrounded by the people he loved most, including his three daughters and longtime partner, as some of his favorite songs played in the background, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and Van Morrison’s “Leaves Falling Down.”

He quietly battled Stage 4 colon cancer since being diagnosed in February 2015.

He wanted to make a difference in the lives of others in both life and death. At his request, his brain and spinal cord were donated to Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center to support research for degenerative brain disease in athletes.

He was a kind, generous and unselfish man, never turning down an autograph request or an opportunity to help someone in need. A great quarterback, he was an even greater father to his three girls and grandfather to his two “grand snakes.”

We are grateful for the tremendous love and support from friends and fans. We ask that you please respect our privacy during this difficult time as we grieve this heartbreaking loss.

Funeral Arrangements are pending. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the XOXO Stabler Foundation to support research of colon cancer and sports-­‐related head trauma. More Information will be available on Ken Stabler’s Facebook Fan page and the XOXO Stabler Foundation.

He is survived by his three daughters Kendra Stabler Moyes (husband, Scott), Alexa (fiancé, Hunter Adams) and Marissa; His grandsons Jack And Justin Moyes; Sister Carolyn Bishop; Nephew Scott Bishop; and great nephew and niece Tayler and Payton Bishop. He is preceded in death by his father, Leroy Stabler, and mother, Sally Stabler.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • RikAvatrboy

    There was until I became kin eh?

  • RikAvatrboy

    Ahoy Matees’

  • RikAvatrboy

    What up dawg??

  • RikAvatrboy

    I’m here you Douch…lol

  • RikAvatrboy

    The anti Christ always loses in the end eh?

  • RikAvatrboy

    What a B*tch…

  • r8dercain

    What up rik

  • PlunkforHOF

    New post, said no one.

  • John Oless

    NFL Network showing Sea of Hands, and Ghost to the Post games tonight starting at 8:00pm est. Not full games, abridged versions with player, coach interviews. I probably won’t watch cus’ it makes me sad.

  • John Oless

    Yep, easily. Plus no getting near the QB.

  • SnBG

    Good morning nation. Hail to Ken Stabler! RIP

  • StrongGrogCharlie

    fair enough

  • StrongGrogCharlie

    That is true. And just to be clear, my point there was not to cry about it, rather to say that it’s understandable and will wear itself out eventually. and I can and do change the channel. So I agree.

  • StrongGrogCharlie

    lol, but it is advisable based on a few lines of Leviticus I believe.

  • StrongGrogCharlie

    Yeah, its the ‘draw them to God’ part that becomes self serving rather than selfless a lot of the time.

    Now in saying that, I’ve been offered a place in church by friends who genuinely care about me and then when I explain my world view, have not heard another word while still remaining good friends, so a goodhearted invite while doing good works has my respect and appreciation.

    But many just want everyone to think their way, or want money in the plate.