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Raider Nation turns out in mass to honor owner Al Davis at the Oakland Coliseum
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ' Raider Nation has come together one last time to honor owner Al Davis.
Coaches, players and team employees wore T-shirts with "AL" supplanted on the Raiders shield. Former players and coaches along with rappers Ice Cube and MC Hammer were along the sideline for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns to pay tribute to Davis.
A video presentation of Davis' life began playing 20 minutes before kickoff and a moment of silence was held before former Raiders offensive lineman Henry Lawrence sang the national anthem.
Davis passed away last week at age 82. He turned the Raiders into one of the league's premier franchises with a "commitment to excellence," winning Super Bowls after the 1976, 1980 and 1983 seasons ' the last one in Los Angeles, where the franchise moved in 1982 after protracted court fights before returning to the Bay Area in 1995.