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Davis also refused to pay the remainder of Mike Shanahan's salary when he fired him four games into the 1989 season. Shanahan won a grievance, but Davis has refused to pay him the approximately $300,000 that the Denver coach claims he's owed.
Kiffin had a 5-15 record in just over one season with the Raiders, but Davis said his reasons for firing the coach were about his frequent public criticisms of the organization and some of its players even after he had been ordered to stop.
Kiffin was replaced by Tom Cable, who has lost two of his three games as interim head coach.
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