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Allen ends long feud

Mon., Sept. 24, 2012

The long-running feud between Marcus Allen and the Oakland Raiders is over. In a symbolic move after years of separation and harsh words, Allen lit the eternal flame honoring late owner Al Davis before the Raiders beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-31 on Sunday. Davis’ son, Mark, said Allen’s return “meant a lot to my mom.” He also said Allen “was the absolute true Raider.” The hostility between Allen and Al Davis simmered for almost three decades. Allen spent 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Raiders from 1982-1992 and saw his role diminish in his final years with the franchise. At one point, Davis called him a “cancer” on the team. – Associated Press



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