With the passing of such an iconic figure as Al Davis, you can bet that everyone will be releasing official statements, including the Kansas City Chiefs. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is one of the first out of the gate with a few words on the death of the Oakland Raiders longtime owner.
“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.”
Those are fine words from Goodell that begin to scratch the surface on Davis’ storied history and many accomplishments. We’ll keep you posted throughout the day as other teams and officials and players make their own thoughts known on the today’s major NFL news.