The term "owner" has never been used with the Raiders. While Mr. Davis was considered the "owner", his title was always "Managing General Partner". There are a lot of legal reasons for this title, and a lot of conjecture. Ran's post of Carol (Al) owing 35-40% of the "shares" is different to my understanding which is the family has the controllong interest of 53% after the last sell off.
Originally Posted by HOFBoundBrown
Back to topic, on the Raiders website Mark Davis is listed as owner. Al Davis was also listed as the same on the website before his death. The media guide says "Managing General Partner" and give more detail. The 2012 media guide, when released next month or so, will give some interesting detail.
My understanding is that Mark Davis has assumed Al Davis' role as "Managing General Partner". Al certainly left the team to Carol but there are certain provisions that were made late on, for Mark to take over. I cannot say too much for legal reasons, but Al made certain that the team would not be lost from the Davis family by means of estate tax and the like.
2013 Raider Draftees:
D.J.Hayden, CB, Houston
Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
Sio Moore, OLB, UConn
Tyler Wislon, QB, Arkansas
Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado
Latavius Murray, RB, Central Florida
Mychal Rivera, TE, Tennessee
Stacey McGee, DT, Oklahoma
Brice Butler, WR, San Diego State
David Bass, DE, Missouri Western State
RIP Al Davis
July 4, 1929 to October 8, 2011
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