NFL owners on Tuesday advanced the Oakland Raiders even closer to their eventual relocation by approving the lease for a $1.9 billion stadium, causing many to wonder how soon Southern Nevada might host the game of Roman numerals.
On the same day that Stan Kroenke’s palace in Inglewood, California, hit a rain cloud, a nine-member Stadium Authority Board unanimously approved a stadium lease agreement with the Raiders.
It was approved this month, a window from Dec. 20 to 22 during which high school seniors can sign national letters of intent instead of waiting until the traditional period that begins the first Wednesday of each February.
Oakland drafted Marquel Lee in the fifth round out of Wake Forest, hoping he could make an impact in the middle of the defense.
A major way the Raiders can compete for a Super Bowl by dethroning the Patriots is by having a player who was born in London to Nigerian parents prove he can cover the NFL’s coolest party animal.