The Oakland Raiders roster is standing tall today.
In a 31-0 vote, NFL owners voted to approve a new collective bargaining agreement Thursday night. The lone team to abstain from voting was Al Davis’ beloved franchise.
Players are left feeling “hoodwinked” and “bamboozled” by the owners who allegedly attempted to recreate the revenue sharing agreement in the CBA they ratified without first sharing it with the players.
“We have profound philosophical differences on a number of issues – both of a football and economic nature,” said Oakland Raiders Chief Executive Amy Trask. “We have consistently expressed our views on these matters to the League. We voted in the manner we believe best for football and with the courage of our convictions.”
Raiders players showered Davis with love on Twitter after hearing the news.
“Man I love Mr. Davis trendsetter he never follows the crowd,” safety Mike Mitchell tweeted. “That’s a true Raider.”
Safety Michael Huff was also grateful for Davis’ actions, or lack thereof.
“AL didn’t vote???? And that’s why he’s the man!!!!! He plays by his own rules,” Huff posted on Twitter.