Mark Davis (American football)

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Mark Davis
Born Mark Davis
1954/1955 (age 58–59)
Known for Owner of the Oakland Raiders

Mark Davis (born 1954/1955[1]) is principal owner and managing general partner of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL).[2][3] Davis inherited the team after the death of his father, Al, in 2011.[4][5] Davis with his mother, Carol, own a 47 percent share of the Raiders, which is contractually structured to give them controlling interest. However, Mark has day-to-day control of the team.[6] Davis is a graduate of California State University, Chico.[1]

In 2013, Davis fired the Raiders public relations director after a Sports Illustrated article that was critical of Davis' father. Davis stated that the director's replacement needed to understand the importance of his father's legacy and actively protect it.[7]

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  1. ^ a b Tafur, Vittorio (October 9, 2011). "Davis family will retain ownership of Raiders". The San Francisco Chronicle. p. B-9. Archived from the original on October 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Poole, Monte (January 10, 2012). "Monte Poole: Did Mark Davis make the call on Hue Jackson's firing?". Bay Area News Group. Archived from the original on January 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ Williamson, Bill (January 6, 2012). "Mark Davis knows his role in Oakland". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on January 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ Gutierrez, Paul (January 9, 2012). "Prepping for Tuesday's Raiders media conference". Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area. Archived from the original on January 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Statement from Raiders owner Mark Davis". Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area. January 10, 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ Dickey, Glenn (January 5, 2012). "Oakland Raiders in need of major front-office makeover". The San Francisco Examiner. Archived from the original on January 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Raiders' Mark Davis: 'Reggie's fine'". ESPN.com. June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2013.