Raiders CEO: Team not for sale, will remain with Davis family

The Oakland Raiders have responded to an Orange County Register report listing them among five NFL teams that have talked with Anschutz Entertainment Group and its CEO Tim Leiweke about a possible sale and relocation to a new stadium in Los Angeles.

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“The team is not for sale. It will remain with the Davis family,” Raiders CEO Amy Trask said in a statement Friday, according to the Bay Area News Group.

The Raiders — along with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers — were mentioned by Leiweke as teams linked to a potential sale to billionaire Philip Anschutz.

Leiweke said Anschutz would like to acquire a majority stake in an NFL team and have them play at a proposed NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles. Leiweke said AEG was willing to pay for a team to get out of its current lease.

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