The sun is certainly smiling on Raider Nation these days. They are in first place after Kansas City’s meltdown on Sunday, and that wasn’t even the best news to come during Oakland’s bye week.
Bill Williamson of ESPN.com reports that an NFL arbitrator has denied a grievance filed by Lane Kiffin against the Raiders organization. Kiffin felt he was owed $2.6 million by the team after Al Davis fired him for cause back in 2008. The Raiders’ countergrievance for lawyer and arbitration fees was also reportedly denied.
Kiffin’s anti-Raider statements and actions ultimately cost him some money. Coaching contracts are guaranteed, but it must have been determined Kiffin violated the terms of his deal in addition to being a lousy head coach.