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.
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.