DAVIS STILL THE MAN IN L.A.
Joe Alioto, attorney for Raiders Owner Al Davis, responded
to a report last week that Davis could potentially lose control
of the team. The report said minority partners were upset with
Davis and threatened to vote and strip him of him ownership
powers. Alioto: "Nothing could be further from the truth. Al is
the general partner of the Raiders and he is the only one. He
owns the team. He has some limited partners but in this type of
partnership, the general partner has control" (Will McDonough,
BOSTON GLOBE, 11/27).