If you were to make a short list of the most prominent owners in the history of expert football Al Davis would definitely be at or near the top of the list.
Davis was highly respected by his peers and was awarded the supreme nod when he was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Popularity in 1992.
Al Davis passed away on October 8, and as a result the future of his precious Raiders was in concern. Frequently times when an individual owns such an important property his or her heirs need to sell it in order to pay the estate tax, which right now is carrying a 35% maximum rate; so professional football observers were wondering if the Raiders would wind up staying in the Davis family.
As it turns out, according to reports coming from NBC Sports and the San Francisco Chronicle Al Davis had a strong estate plan in location that will permit the Raiders to stay in his household. A lot of these people would like to see their family members take over after they pass away, and some are faced with estate tax concerns like the Davis family.