OAKLAND, Calif. -- Disgruntled Raiders fans are making a high-profile plea for owner Al Davis to step down as the team's general manager.
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A billboard was posted on the freeway near the Oakland Coliseum this week, saying "MR. DAVIS, DO THE RIGHT THING, PLEASE HIRE A GM."
The group that put up the billboard says it has gathered 21,000 signatures for a petition asking Davis to step down as general manager. The petition also calls on Davis to hire a new GM and a Super Bowl-caliber coach and "agree to refrain from intervention in personnel or football operational matters."
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