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Redskins Statement On Passing of Al Davis


The following is a statement from the Redskins on the passing of Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, 82, on Saturday:

We offer our condolences to Mrs. Carole Davis and Mark Davis.

The NFL and its fans have benefited from Al Davis' unique contributions to the game of football on and off the field. His passionate commitment to excellence will never be forgotten and always admired.

-- The Washington Redskins

The following is a statement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the passing of Al Davis:

"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."

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