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Oakland Raiders: Decision-Making Time, Who Stays or Goes?

By Damali Binta Yael On April - 9 - 2011

There are so many articles telling us that Nnamdi Asomugha might leave the Oakland Raiders. I hope not. He is a positive player, both on-and-off the playing field.

It looks like the lockout has brought the NFL to a crossroad. Many players are on alert, realizing that their agreements and contracts with the Oakland Raiders could change.

I admit this is the first time I have paid attention to the dynamics of a lockout. Overall, I believe these types of negotiations and work stoppages are good. The issues are complex.

One thing that concerns some of us is the fact that most of the teams do not have a structure that gives the public an opportunity to invest in the teams. Why not?

What would go wrong if the teams had shareholders? With the economy struggling, wouldn't it seem like a positive option to let either individuals or cities benefit, in some way, from the prosperity of a team by having shareholders?

It would probably be helpful for an economist to discuss the option of re-structuring the ownership of the Oakland Raiders, for example. If some...

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