The long simmering feud between Marcus Allen and the Raiders, specifically, Al Davis, has come to an end.
Allen, at the behest of Mark Davis, will light the team's ceremonial flame in honor of the late Raiders owner before Oakland's game against Pittsburgh on Sunday, CSNBayArea.com has learned.
Allen, the Raiders' top draft pick in 1982 as the reigning Heisman Trophy winner out of USC, was Super Bowl XVIII MVP and the NFL MVP in 1985. But shortly thereafter he was on the receiving end of the elder Davis' cool rage.
"What do you think about a guy that has attempted to ruin your career?" Allen said in 1992, in an interview aired on Monday Night Football.
"He told me he was going to get me. We've had conversations. I don't know for what reason, but he told me he was going to get me."
After 11 star-crossed years with the Raiders, Allen went to Kansas City and enjoyed a resurgence playing five more seasons for the Chiefs where he won the Comeback Player of the Year award in 1993 and entered the Hall of Fame in 2003. Source: Comcast Sports