Raider Nation celebrates not only a share of first place in the AFC West this week, but also a satisfying takedown of the Oakland Raiders football organization’s long-standing nemesis in former coach Lane Kiffin.
ESPNreports that an arbitrator has ruled against Kiffin and in favor of Al Davis in Kiffin’s unpaid salary dispute from 2008. The arbitrator ruled that Kiffin was fairly fired with cause, and would be denied his claim for $2.6 million.
In the end, it cannot be refuted – the overhead projector thing worked.
With salary offsets from Kiffin’s new positions at Tennessee and USC, the amount of money in dispute had long ago been reduced to $333,000. This case had basically just devolved into a urine-splashing match for two parties who just couldn’t stand to see the other win.
Mr. Davis’ victory in a litigation process should not be unexpected. As Raiders blog Just Blog Baby quipped, “Davis spends more time in court than the cast of Law & Order.”
Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who’s buying plenty of extra turkeys this Thanksgiving.