Raiders talking with L.A. stadium planner

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Raiders talking with L.A. stadium planner

June 10, 2011RAIDERS PAGE RAIDERS VIDEOCSNBayArea.com staff

The Raiders moved to Los Angeles once. Might they move their again?

According to a report in the Orange County Register, the president of the sports and entertainment company seeking to build an NFL stadium in downtown L.A. says he's spoken to officials from five pro football franchises about a possible move.

The Raiders are among those teams.

Anschutz Entertainment Group's Tim Leiweke said Thursday that he has spoken with representatives from the Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars.

He says the most recent discussion took place a week ago, but hasn't specified which team those talks were with.

Raiders CEO Amy Trask offered the following response when contacted Friday by CSNCalifornia Insider Paul Gutierrez:

The team is not for sale. It will remain in the Davis family. Trask said.

AEG has proposed building a 72,000-seat stadium at a cost of 1 billion on part of the city's convention center campus.

A rival stadium project has been proposed for eastern Los Angeles County by a company that has also not yet secured a team.

"As L.A. knows, if they can get a stadium, they can knock on the door," Raiders owner Al Davis was quoted saying last year.

AEG owns or controls a collection of companies including facilities such as Staples Center in L.A., Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Sprint Center (Kansas City), Citizen's Business Bank Arena (Ontario), The Rose Garden (Portland), WaMu Theatre (Seattle), American Airlines Arena (Miami), Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie, Texas), Colosseum at Caesars Palace (Las Vegas), Target Center (Minneapolis), Nokia Theatre (New York's Times Square), Acer Arena (Sydney, Australia), Wukesong Arena (Beijing), Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam), Globe Arenas (Stockholm), Qatar National Convention Centre (Doha), O2 Hamburg arena (Hamburg), O2 World arena (Berlin) and The O2, a 28-acre development located in the eastern part of London along the Thames River which includes a 20,000-seat arena.

The company also owns sports franchises, including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL), Manchester Monarchs (AHL), Reading Royals (ECHL), Houston Dynamo and Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS), two hockey franchises in Europe, the Hammarby (Sweden) Futbol Club and management of privately held shares of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

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Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand. 

But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious. 

"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"

Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"

Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

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Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.

Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.

The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.

The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.

The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.

He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.

He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.

The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.