Los Angeles Raiders and USC legend Marcus Allen made himself one of the best running backs of his area at the Los Angeles Coliseum, eventually winning a Super Bowl with the Silver and Black before a falling out with Al Davis led to him sitting on the bench in addition to eventually becoming a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Still, Allen is a Raiders legend thanks to his legendary performance in their Super Bowl win. Also a legend of Los Angeles football, naturally Allen was one of the first to comment on Roger Goodell’s comments regarding sharing a stadium with the San Francisco 49ers to put in his two cents worth on wanting the team to return to Los Angeles despite the NFL’s lack of interest in making that happen.
“That’s not the Raiders,” Allen said, via Pro Football Talk. “The Raiders don’t share things. . . . I don’t think Al [Davis] would like it, I can say that right now. He wouldn’t be happy at all because to him it’s the Raiders and 31 other teams.”
“I’d rather see — I know people in Oakland won’t like this — the team back in Los Angeles,” Allen said. “I think it’s a viable option. . . .We can’t have them back at the [L.A.] Coliseum, the Coliseum now is USC’s home. . . . But there’s some locations there that I know I’ve talked to a few owners [about] and I know that they’ve liked. I can’t divulge my sources though.”
Allen’s comments aren’t really newsworthy as it should have been expected that his take on the matter would be exactly what came out of his mouth, but it does show the roots the Raiders have in Los Angeles will be prevalent as ever as the stadium issues for the Oakland Raiders continue to go on. Until there is a resolution, expect Los Angeles Raiders loyalists to be as vocal as ever about returning the team to Los Angeles despite Roger Goodell and the league having very little interest in putting the Davis family back in the city they came to and left to return to Oakland.