Just when you thought the Raiders could possibly get through this year without any off-the-field issues, trouble came knocking on their door this week.
Dan Ventrelle is out as president of the Las Vegas Raiders. Raiders owner Mark Davis issued a brief statement on Friday announcing Ventrelle is no longer with the organization.
No reason was given for Ventrelle’s departure, nor has there been any indication about what led to the move. Hours later, Ventrelle made his position clear when he accused Mark Davis of firing him in retaliation of bringing of a hostile work place.
He has retained legal council regarding his firing.
Ventrelle was named Raiders president in July 2021. He originally joined the organization in 2003.
Per VisitLasVegas.com, Ventrelle played an integral role in negotiating “all aspects” of the Raiders’ move from Oakland to Las Vegas.
During Ventrelle’s tenure with the organization, the Raiders made the playoffs twice in 2016 and 2021. They made the postseason as a wild-card team last season, but lost to the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round.