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Davis Slams ESPN’s Report That He’s Selling Part of Raiders

From: Oakland Tribune

The Raiders dismissed an ESPN report Sunday that said managing general partner Al Davis is negotiating to sell part of the team to a group with designs on moving it to Los Angeles. The report was written by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, who Davis called “a professional liar” on Sept. 30 for his penchant for writing stories about the Raiders without attributing them to named persons employed by the Raiders.

On Sunday, Mortensen wrote that Davis and chief executive Amy Trask are negotiating a transaction with a group led by C. Dean Metropoulos a transaction that would turn over at least 10 percent of the Raiders. Mortensen attributed the story to unnamed “league sources.” Raiders senior executive John Herrera spoke with Davis on Sunday morning and characterized Davis’ reaction to the report as “incredulous.” He also vehemently denied the report.

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