Oakland Raiders Not on the Way Out of Town Just Yet

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Jan 30, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference for Super Bowl XLIX at the Phoenix Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Bottom Line 

Davis may seem like a brat inheritor that runs to the next place when he doesn’t get what he wants. But he is a businessman that’s a part of a multibillion dollar corporation called the NFL. This corporation is full of people that are individually billionaires and they didn’t get there by hauling off and doing things.

We won’t even have a hint of what’s going on until June 21 when Kephart is supposed to have his viable plan anyway. On top of that, Kroenke is on his way to L.A. and LaDainian Tomlinson told NFL Network the Chargers will likely get that deal done in San Diego. Davis has already said that he has no interest on moving the team to St. Louis and that’s the fastest place he could go.

So sit back, relax and wait until June 21 before you even start the talk of the Raiders possibly leaving. It’s absolutely possible that it can happen but the only one that’s truly on the way to L.A. right now is Kroenke. In case you haven’t noticed, he’s the one talking the least of all the owners trying to get a stadium.

Could something change on a dime?

Yes, but as of right now, the Raiders could very well have to extend the lease one year in 2016 to figure things out. They and the NFL are just in the middle of the fine art of negotiations with the city of Oakland and these things take time. But like the NFL exec said, if you want to likely be wrong, go ahead say what they’re going to do.

If you think you know, I don’t think you know.

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