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Long-time Raiders CEO Trask resigns

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Amy Trask, long-time chief executive officer of the Oakland Raiders who had a strong commitment to former owner Al Davis, but not necessarily his son and heir, Mark, announced she that she has resigned in an email to reporters on Saturday.

"Earlier today, I informed Mark Davis of my decision to leave the Raiders," Trask announced in the email. "Having honored a commitment that I made to effectuate a smooth transition and transfer of control, I no longer wish to remain with the organization.

"For over a quarter of a century, it was my honor and my privilege to work for the Raiders. I will forever appreciate the opportunity afforded me by Al Davis."

Al Davis died on Oct. 8, 2011. Mark took over and there have been vast changes in the organization since then.

For years, Trask was the highest-ranking female executive in sports, not counting ownership.

A lawyer, Trask recognized almost no restrictions -- short of coaching and personnel decisions -- and was well known for her singular and aggressive support of the Raiders and Al Davis.

Her departure adds another name to a long list of departed, long-time employees, some of whom dated to the early years of the Al Davis era.

Most were either were fired by general manager Reggie McKenzie, retired or opted to leave since McKenzie arrived early in 2012.

Among them are former senior executive John Herrera, whose duties ranged from public relations to scouting and signing players; personnel administrator and scout Jon Kingdon, national scout Bruce Kebric and traveling secretary Scott Fink, and Trask.

Trask did not respond to an email requesting further confirmation and details, and the Raiders have not issued a statement regarding the resignation.
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