Blog: Latest on Kiffin


Published: Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 3:45 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 3:45 p.m.

Late last night while I was covering the Florida loss to Auburn, I received an e-mail from the Oakland raiders public relations office.

It included four files including one that listed all of the mis-statements by Lane Kiffin as well as a letter sent to the Tennessee chancellor by Raiders counsel.

Kiffin will be deposed in San Francisco on Monday for his arbitration hearing as he tries to collect on the money he's seeking from Al Davis after being fired last year.

So why send this information to me? Well, the Raiders sent it to several writers in Alabama and Florida. I guess in the paranoid world of Al Davis they think we writers in Alabama and Florida have an axe to grind with Kiffin because he insulted the coaches we cover.

I will tell you this - after reading the information I don't think Kiffin has a chance to collect the money he feels he's owed. According to the Raiders, he violated an NFL rule concerning offseason workouts and disregarded an order from the commissioner to have regular conversations with his owner.

Stay tuned.

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