"Going back to my freshman year, whether it was on TV in college or whether it was on TV in pros, I loved watching Kenny play," Lott said. "I just loved the way he played the game. I loved his enthusiasm for the game. I loved his character of when he made a mistake. ... It was more than watching Kenny just make hits. It was more than just watching him go out and making a tackle. What I've watched was the emotion and the behaviors of Kenny and the intellect of Kenny."
"To rip this team away from Oakland for a second time would be heartbreaking and entirely unnecessary given that we have a viable option on the table that keeps them here and helps this community and the team grow," Lott said in a statement. "We have a sophisticated financial partner in Fortress. We have done the due diligence, and it is clear that the only fully-financed, ready-to-roll option for the Raiders is in Oakland."