With the news of Al Davis passing away today at the age of 82 more and more figures in the sports world are coming forward to offer their thoughts on one of the great minds in the history of sports.
Below are the words of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
“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.”