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Al Davis Dead: Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Releases Statement

NFL legend Al Davis, best known as the owner of the Oakland Raiderspassed away at the age of 82 Saturday. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank released a statement:

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Al Davis was an iconic figure on the professional football landscape who pushed all of us to view the game of football from many dimensions.  He was a unique man whose passion, allegiance and loyalty for the Raiders is unquestioned, and he will forever be remembered as one of pro football's most colorful and influential figures.  Al's many contributions to our great game has helped professional football become the number-one sport in America.  His legacy is multifaceted.

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 The Falcons join the rest of the National Football League in extending our deepest condolences to the Davis family and the Raider Nation.

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For more on Davis and Oakland, visit Raiders blog Silver And Black Pride.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.