The Raiders made the decision to fire Dennis Allen after a 0-4 start to the season. After a long trip back from an embarrassing defeat in London, owner Mark Davis called Allen into his office to -- nope, dude got axed over the phone:
The #Raiders fired Dennis Allen tonight over the phone. Really.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2014
There's no good way to be fired, but, man, via phone? Have the decency to do it to the guy's face, especially since he's gonna have to come into the office to clean up.
We have actually acquired an exclusive screenshot of a text sent from Davis to Allen tonight:
The Raiders do have a history of this type of thing:
Like father like son: just as Al Davis fired Mike Shanahan and Lane Kiffin 4 games into season, Mark Davis has done same with Dennis Alllen.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 30, 2014
At least Allen had it better than his predecessor at Oakland, Lane Kiffin, who got fired at USC at the damn airport on the way back from a drubbing.