Sandra Douglass Morgan will be the new president of the Las Vegas Raiders, becoming the first Black woman to hold such a position in the NFL.

Morgan said in a letter released by the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

“I am thrilled to join you as we embark on one of the most exciting times in the history of our organization.”
“I look forward to meeting each of you in person over the coming weeks.

Having previously served as chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Morgan steps into her new role just a few months after the then-team executive left. The organization fired Dan Ventrelle.

Ventrelle claims he was fired for reporting to the NFL that team owner Mark Davis did nothing to address the issue of a hostile work environment.

Morgan comes to the Raiders with an impressive resume, previously serving as vice-chair of the Super Bowl host committee and collaborating with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

After a troubled year for the franchise, the former attorney joins the Raiders- several of the biggest stars got into trouble off the field. After being found to have used offensive language in emails, Jon Gruden resigned.

Morgan’s husband, Don, played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals, so Vegas has always been a part of her life.

Morgan wrote,

“The Raiders have a long legacy of greatness because of each of you and visionaries like Mark’s father, Al.”

“Let’s carry that spirit forward together into this new season for Raider Nation and the Las Vegas community.”

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