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ALL QUIET ON THE KIFFIN FRONT

Former Raiders coach Lane Kiffin went first, answering seven hours of questions on Monday.  Next came Raiders owner Al Davis, deposed on Tuesday.
And so the grievance filed by Kiffin for his unpaid Raiders salary is finally moving forward.
But no one is talking.  According to Nancy Gay of the San Francisco Chronicle, the league office has imposed a gag order on the parties, presumably in the wake of Friday’s media assault by the Raiders, which included the delivery via e-mail of a rambling letter the team sent to the University of Tennessee on January 22, 2009.
Kiffin attended Tuesday’s session, and Gay reports that Davis was “surprised” by his former employee’s presence.
Frankly, we doubt that he really was.  Davis has been around the litigation block enough times to know that the named parties have the right to attend all depositions — and it makes plenty of sense to exercise that ability when the case has a strong “he said/she said” quality.
So since the parties aren’t talking (for now), we devoted a PFTV segment to the Kiffin situation.

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12 Responses to “ALL QUIET ON THE KIFFIN FRONT”
  1. VaBthang4 says: Mar 18, 2009 7:17 AM

    “Gay reports that Davis was “surprised” by his former employee’s presence….Frankly, we doubt that he really was.”
    Of course you do Florio. Al Davis is brilliant.

  2. ButchD says: Mar 18, 2009 9:26 AM

    pftv sucks

  3. 26Hawk says: Mar 18, 2009 9:44 AM

    Has the Raiders letter surfaced anywhere?
    The “rambling” description of it makes you think Al wrote it himself.

  4. Brewster says: Mar 18, 2009 10:03 AM

    Unfortunatelt it doesn’t make any difference what the outcome of this event is, Al Davis will not pay a penny to Kiffin even if the ruling goes against The Raiduhs.
    He still owes Shanahan over $250K, plus interest, from a similiar hearing over 15 years ago.
    Al Davis is an unquestioned scumbag, this fact is even acknowledged from time to time on this site by Raiders fans.

  5. Hiperactivo says: Mar 18, 2009 10:17 AM

    Yet… Shanahan also owes the Raiders even more money from a loan he got.

  6. VaBthang4 says: Mar 18, 2009 10:23 AM

    Brewster says: “Unfortunatelt it doesn’t make any difference what the outcome of this event is, Al Davis will not pay a penny to Kiffin even if the ruling goes against The Raiduhs.”
    Please.
    If Kiffin receives a finding in his favor as the result of legal adjudication, and then “Rambling Brilliance” decides not to pay…then Kiffin can simply seek a type of garnishment called an attachment, (or attachment of earnings), which would require Davis to deliver all of Kiffin’s money in whole out of any future Raiders’ earnings. Basically, the Raiders would have to pay Kiffin before they could make a dime off of their football team/stadium/concession/Merchandise etc, etc.
    If Kiffin (after receiving a favorable ruling) wants his money (and I suspect that now more than ever, he does) he’ll get it.

  7. joetoronto says: Mar 18, 2009 12:00 PM

    Lame or Mr Davis in a legal battle. Ya, my money’s on Mr Davis.
    No problem at all.

  8. Eddie Drycleaner says: Mar 18, 2009 12:13 PM

    I know this is unfunny, unreadable, and uninspired…
    but it is kinda cute that a reporter named gay writes for a san francisco paper.
    BLOCKED! BLOCKED! BLOCKED!

  9. JSpicoli says: Mar 18, 2009 1:01 PM

    NGay is a biased SFRag writer with an agenda from day one. This piece doesn’t show it too much, but overall she is persona non grata in Alameda, as are most of the scum. I can’t wait for the chronicle to go teats up.

  10. Ray Guy says: Mar 18, 2009 6:57 PM

    “NGay is a biased SFRag writer with an agenda from day one. This piece doesn’t show it too much, but overall she is persona non grata in Alameda, as are most of the scum. I can’t wait for the chronicle to go teats up.”
    So true. She’s a hag. I wouldn’t believe it if she told me that the earth revolves around the sun. What a loser.

  11. buzzbissenger says: Mar 21, 2009 5:54 PM

    @Brewster
    250k? Methinks that figure is slightly exaggerated. Link?

  12. Garret says: Mar 21, 2009 11:51 PM

    You’re right, buzz, obviously Brewster is a newbie:
    http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/01/13/shanahan-owes-raiders-money-too/

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