Jack Del Rio goes on controversial Twitter rant, supports Donald Trump

Jack Del Rio goes on controversial Twitter rant, supports Donald Trump

Former Raiders coach Jack Del Rio made some controversial Twitter waves Tuesday night.

Washington's defensive coordinator went on a political tirade, beginning with a quote tweet containing a fabricated picture of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Rule No. 1 on Twitter is don't tweet. Rule No. 2 is to make sure the thing you're tweeting about is factual.

Del Rio then tweeted his support for President Donald Trump and told others to go kiss his ... well, you know.

Del Rio was hired by Ron Rivera this offseason to help reshape the defense in DC, but the team declined to comment on the tweets.

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Del Rio's tweets came a few days after Trump said he wouldn't watch the NFL if players kneeled during the national anthem to protest police brutality and systemic racism. Washington running back Adrian Peterson is one of the players who has said he will take a knee next season, along with Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, among others.

Del Rio, a Castro Valley native who attended Hayward High School, went 25-23 in three seasons as coach of the Raiders, and was fired following the 2017 season to make way for Jon Gruden's return. Before that, Del Rio was the Jacksonville Jaguars' coach for nine seasons (2003-11), going 68-71 with only one playoff win in three games.

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Raiders discussing fan options at Allegiant as 2020 NFL season nears


Raiders discussing fan options at Allegiant as 2020 NFL season nears

As the NFL regular season approaches, assuming the rise in COVID-19 cases doesn’t cancel it, the Raiders are having ongoing internal discussions about a number of different options and approaches for a rabid season-ticket base that completely sold out brand new Allegiant Stadium.

As the Raiders continue to sort through the situation, they have indefinitely pushed back the deadline for final payment on 2020 season tickets. Meanwhile, longtime Raiders fans like Kenny King Jr., a Northern California resident and 2020 season-ticket holder, is holding out hope he will be front and center when the Raiders play their first season in Las Vegas.

“I definitely do intend to go to games this year and have already booked for the opener and Chiefs games,” said King, the son of former Raiders running back Kenny King.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal


Catching up on 'Sports Uncovered': Behind-the-scenes, untold stories

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