Raiders Were ‘Picking Adelson’s Pocket’ Over Stadium Deal, Says Spokesman

Sheldon Adelson withdrew a $650 million commitment to help build a stadium in Las Vegas for the Oakland Raiders after becoming frustrated aided by the team’s overreaching demands and mixed signals towards him during negotiations.

Mark Davis and Sheldon Adelson, pictured here in happier times, are not working together on the $1.9 billion ‘Las Vegas Raiders’ stadium project. Adelson spokesman Andy Abboud had some words that are harsh the Raiders this week.

This is based on Andy Abboud, vice president of government relations and community affairs for LVS.

Abboud told the nevada Review-Journal, a magazine owned by his employer, Adelson, that the straw that is final once the Raiders took a proposed stadium rent agreement to the Las Vegas Stadium authority without informing the Adelsons.

The lease made no mention associated with the Adelsons being a partner, a turn of activities Abboud describes as ‘stunning.’

‘I’m still trying to figure out just what the hell these people were thinking,’ Abboud said. ‘Had they told anybody beforehand which they were going to dump that document, even should they had told us, ‘We don’t want you in the deal anymore,’ when they had shown anyone that’s been tangled up in this procedure at all that document, we could have said, ‘What in the hell have you been thinking?”

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