When confronted about the issues, Davis was “dismissive did not demonstrate the warranted level of concern,” Ventrelle said.
“Given this, I informed the NFL of these issues and of Mark’s unacceptable response. Kort daarna, I was fired in retaliation for raising these concerns,” hy het gesê, noting that he stands by his decision.
“I remain committed to doing everything in my power to support the Raiders and the Las Vegas community I now call home,” Ventrelle said, adding he has “retained counsel and will have no further comment at this time.”
When asked by the Review-Journal about Ventrelle’s allegations, Davis said he was aware of them and wouldn’t comment.
“The only thing I want made clear is that Dan Ventrelle was never president of the Raiders. He has always been the interim president,” Davis told the Review-Journal.
“The interim was always a temporary designation to determine whether he would be the (voltyds) president or not. I want that clear — he is not the president of the Las Vegas Raiders. Never was. I think there’s a misconception about that,” Davis added.
Neither Ventrelle nor the Raiders organization has responded to CNN’s request for comment.
The NFL said it was aware of the allegations and would review them.
“We recently became aware of these allegations and take them very seriously,” NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said in a statement to CNN Saturday. “We will promptly look into the matter.”
CNN could not independently confirm what led up to Ventrelle being fired and has reached out to the NFL for further comment.
Ventrelle, 46, was named the Raiders president before the 2021 seisoen. He joined the organization in 2003 and was the executive vice president and general counsel before his promotion last year.
Within the past year
, former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden resigned after reports emerged of him using homophobic
, racist and misogynistic language in emails while he worked as an ESPN analyst
. He apologized
, sê hy “never meant to hurt anyone.