Legendary Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 82. Davis is certainly one of the most influential pro football figures of all time, and he will definitely be missed. The Washington Redskins issued a statement on Davis' passing.
We offer our condolences to Mrs. Carole Davis and Mark Davis.
The NFL and its fans have benefited from Al Davis' unique contributions to the game of football on and off the field. His passionate commitment to excellence will never be forgotten and always admired.
A statement from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is below the jump.
"Al Davis's passion for football and his influence on the game were extraordinary. He defined the Raiders and contributed to pro football at every level. The respect he commanded was evident in the way that people listened carefully every time he spoke. He is a true legend of the game whose impact and legacy will forever be part of the NFL."
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