October 10, 2011

Other Al Davis traits: loyalty, persistence, late nights


Former Raiders linebacker Matt Millen got his share of night-owl calls from Davis too. Sometimes, the legendary owner would just call to chat. But one particularly memorable topic was the health of Millen's father, who a decade ago was preparing to undergo heart surgery. "Al called me just about every night about my dad," Millen said. "Wanted to fly a heart specialist in from the Mayo Clinic. I don't even know how Al first heard about my dad. He just said, 'You get him on this plane and fly him to the Mayo Clinic.' I said, 'Coach, he's 80. I have a hard time getting him to my car; he's not getting on a plane.'"

LA Times, , 10/10/11

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