Dan Ventrel has stepped out as president of Raiders, says Mark Davis has ignored a hostile work environment – NBC10 Philadelphia

Las Vegas Raiders president Dan Ventrel left the organization less than a year after taking office.

Owner Mark Davis announced in a statement Friday that Ventrelle “is no longer a member of the Raiders” but did not disclose details of the decision.

In a statement to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ventrel said he was fired in retaliation for several employees expressing concern to the NFL about the “hostile work environment.”

“When Mark was confronted with these issues, he was insulting and did not demonstrate a justified level of concern,” Ventrel said in a statement. “Given this, I informed the NFL about these concerns and about Mark’s unacceptable response. Shortly afterwards, I was fired in retaliation for expressing these concerns. I stand firm in my decision to raise these issues to protect the organization and its employees. “

The raiders did not comment on Ventrel’s statement.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said league officials “have recently become aware of these allegations and take them very seriously. We will address the issue immediately.”

Wentrel took over as team president on a temporary basis last July after Mark Badein resigned. After the end of the season in January, Wentrel was promoted to a full-time role.

Ventrel and Badein played key roles in the Raiders ’move from Oakland, California, to Las Vegas, but both disappeared before the team began its third season in Nevada.

Ventrelle is the latest in a line of senior business executives to leave the team last year. Chief Financial Officer Ed Villanueva and Comptroller Araxi Grant left with Baden in the summer, which Davis later called a problem of “accounting breaches.”

Three other senior vice presidents also left the team last year: Tom Blond, Mark Shearer and Brandon Dole.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Thursday that Chief Operating Officer and Analyst Jeremy Aguero had resigned seven months later.

The Raiders have also undergone significant changes in the organization’s football side: coach John Gruden resigned last October after the publication of insulting emails he sent before taking office. General manager Mike Mayok was fired after the season ended.

Despite the anxiety, the Raiders reached the playoffs last season for the second time in 19 seasons. Davis strengthened the football operations department by hiring Josh McDeniels as head coach and Dave Ziegler as general manager.

Wentrel joined the Raiders in 2003 and made his way to chief legal counsel and executive vice president before taking over as president.

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