Raiders Fans Purchase Billboard That Begs Al Davis for GM

Raiders Fans Purchase Billboard That Begs Al Davis for GM OAKLAND, Calif. — Disgruntled Oakland Raiders fans are making a high-profile plea for owner Al Davis to step down as the team's general manager.

A billboard was posted on the freeway near the Oakland Coliseum this week, and reads: "Mr. Davis, do the right thing … Please hire a GM."

The group that put up the billboard says it has gathered over 28,000 signatures for a petition on MessageToAl.com asking Davis to step down as general manager. The petition also calls on Davis to hire a new GM, hire a Super Bowl-caliber coach, and "agree to refrain from intervention in personnel or football operational matters."

The Raiders (3-8) have won three Super Bowls under Davis' leadership but appear headed to a seventh straight losing season. Oakland's 27-80 record since the start of the 2003 season is the worst in the NFL.

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