Ok. You read the title and I’m standing by it. Oakland Raiders Manager of The General Partner Al Davis is reportedly treating his still-newly-hired Head Coach Lane Kiffin like a turd. It’s a hard statement but look at the reports.
Apparently this all started because Kiffin wanted to replace Raiders Defensive Coordinator Rex Ryan, who’s leaky run defenses have cost the Silver and Black chances to win close games in 2007. But Lane Kiffin’s actions were reportedly blocked by Davis himself. When Kiffin complained to Davis, the owner asked him to resign; he did not and for good reason: Kiffin would lose the salary he’s due of $2 million annual for the rest of his contract.
More to come on this mess.
Regardless of the real truth, it’s clear the Raiders are once again surrounded by soap-opera drama on the scale of a daytime show.