Davis Selling Share of the Raiders: Report

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    Al Davis is reportedly looking to sell a 10 percent share of the Oakland Raiders.

    If you blame Al Davis for the shape the Raiders are in, here's a chance to put your money where your mouth is. FOX Sports is reporting that Al Davis is putting a 10 percent ownership share of the Oakland Raiders up for sale.

    "The Raiders are trying to sell 10 percent of the franchise in an effort to raise capital," FOX Sports' Jay Glazer writes. "The team has been seeking potential buyers recently and it's unclear whether anyone is close to becoming a new partner."

    We better hope Rush Limbaugh doesn't hear about this.

    ProFootballTalk.com has a few more rumored details, reporting, "While a partial sale is possible, the efforts aren't yet fully active. No investment firm has been engaged, for example, and no aggressive attempt has been made to scare up a buyer."

    Forbes recently valued the Raiders at about $797 million, the lowest net worth of any NFL franchise. So this 10 percent share would run an interested buyer something to the tune of $80 million.

    And even if you paid the $80 million, Al Davis is still not going to listen to any of your football advice.

    Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who's surprised that 10% of the Raiders franchise is worth not much more than the contract of one player who's not even playing.