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Raiders Make N.F.L. History With Team President Hire

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The Las Vegas Raiders hired Sandra Douglass Morgan, the previous chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Management Board, because the staff’s new president. She is the primary Black lady to carry the place for an N.F.L. franchise.

Morgan fills a task that was vacated twice previously yr amid entrance workplace upheaval and allegations of economic mismanagement and office dysfunction throughout the Raiders group. She joins the Raiders 9 months after the departure of Coach Jon Gruden, who resigned in October 2021 after The New York Instances detailed emails through which he made misogynistic and homophobic feedback earlier than beginning his second stint with the staff.

A lawyer who has additionally sat on the boards for Caesars Leisure and Allegiant Journey, the dad or mum firm of the airline that has the naming rights to the Raiders’ stadium, Morgan was named the vice chair of Las Vegas’ host committee for Tremendous Bowl LVIII final yr.

For the reason that Raiders moved to Las Vegas from Oakland, Calif., in 2020, six of the staff’s eight high executives give up or had been fired with little clarification. Marc Badain resigned as staff president in July 2021, and his interim substitute, Dan Ventrelle, was fired in Could. Ventrelle later accused the Raiders’ proprietor Mark Davis, whose household has run the staff for greater than 50 years, of making a hostile work setting.

Supply: NY Times

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