Raiders debunk rumors of Davis's failing health

FILE -- Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis reads a statement during an NFL football news conference introducing Hue Jackson as the team's new coach at Raiders headquarters in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

April 14, 2011 5:59:14 AM PDT
He's just fine - that's the Raiders official assessment of team owner Al Davis.

For months rumors have swirled that Davis was in failing health and last week there were unconfirmed reports he had been hospitalized.

Wednesday, a senior executive for the team told the Mercury News that those reports are untrue.

The team says Davis, one of the NFL's most involved owners, is working as he always has.