The Raiders Apparently Still Intend to Move to Vegas After Sheldon Adelson Pulls Out

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 28:  Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis attends a Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting at UNLV on April 28, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Davis told the committee he is willing to spend USD 500 million as part of a deal to move the team to Las Vegas if a proposed USD 1.3 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium is built by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corp. and real estate agency Majestic Realty, possibly on a vacant 42-acre lot a few blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip recently purchased by UNLV.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Raiders Apparently Still Intend to Move to Vegas After Sheldon Adelson Pulls Out

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The Raiders Apparently Still Intend to Move to Vegas After Sheldon Adelson Pulls Out

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who had been spearheading the political process to get the Raiders to move to Las Vegas, pulled out of the process today. Last week, the Raiders submitted a proposal to pay $1 in annual rent for the stadium they would be playing in.

Not consulted and evidently feeling that this was a power play designed to alienate him, Adelson released a statement saying that this lease proposal “sent shockwaves through our community.”

For their part, the Raiders released a statement saying their hopeful move to Vegas is undeterred:

Bravado aside, it remains to be seen if this is still a slam dunk.¬†Will the Raiders¬†be able to get it done in Adelson’s backyard with him not only not involved, but feeling slighted? Stay tuned!

It goes without saying that it will be a very interesting story when reporters begin to fill us in on the play-by-play of how Mark Davis and Sheldon Adelson had their falling out.

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