Increased security at Raiders-Cowboys final joint practice

Increased security at Raiders-Cowboys final joint practice
August 13, 2014, 4:15 pm
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Generally speaking, it was a family event and everyone seemed to have a good time. It was a great even with passion on both sides. We were happy to see that.
Oxnard Sgt. Dan Schrubb

OXNARD -- Oxnard Police increased security for Wednesday’s practice between the Raiders and Dallas Cowboys, bringing 60 officers – a third more than a day before -- to watch over proceedings.

Officers were stacked near the Raiders sideline, where a fan got involved in a player brawl on Tuesday afternoon.

Sgt. Dan Schrubb said the fan who swung a souvenir helmet at Dallas cornerback B.W. Webb could not be identified from video tape.

Schrubb also said that no arrests were made during an emotionally-charged Tuesday joint practice.

A few patrons were kicked out of the practice, but the event remained peaceful despite rival factions of fans.

There was some concern prior to the practices because a pair of local gangs that wear Raiders and Cowboys gear are rivals.

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Schrubb said that never became an issue.

“Generally speaking, it was a family event and everyone seemed to have a good time,” Schrubb said. “It was a great even with passion on both sides. We were happy to see that.”