Raiders President Opens Up About Why He Was Fired

Dan Ventrelle was just trying to voice some displeasure and bring some concerns up to his employer, from the sounds of it, that was a big no-no. The Las Vegas Raiders announced, Ventrelle is no longer with the team as of Friday.

Raiders owner Mark Davis was quiet when asked about the reasoning behind Ventrelle's firing and just made mention that he's no longer with the organization and the team will have no further comment at this time. 

That didn't stop Ventrelle for going public as he released a statement via Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which had the following included:

Today, Mark Davis terminated my employment as president of the Las Vegas Raiders. I have committed almost 18 years of my life to the success of the Raiders as general counsel and president. I take that responsibility very seriously, which is why multiple written complaints from employees that Mark created a hostile work environment and engaged in other potential misconduct caused me grave concern. When Mark was confronted about these issues, he was dismissive and did not demonstrate the warranted level of concern. Given this, I informed the NFL of these issues and of Mark's unacceptable response. Soon thereafter, I was fired in retaliation for raising these concerns. I firmly stand by my decision to elevate these issues to protect the organization and its female employees. I remain committed to doing everything in my power to support the Raiders and the Las Vegas community I now call home. I have retained counsel and will have no further comment at this time.

The NFL commented that they were recently made aware of the allegations and they were indeed investigating. Ventrelle was the second member of the Raiders front office to depart this week.

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