Marcus Allen, Raiders reunite

Updated: September 23, 2012, 4:44 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The long-running feud between Marcus Allen and the Raiders is over.

In a symbolic move after years of separation and harsh words, Allen lit the eternal flame honoring late owner Al Davis before Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Davis' son, Mark, says Allen's return "meant a lot to my mom." He also says Allen "was the absolute true Raider."

The hostility between Allen and Al Davis simmered for years.

Allen spent 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Raiders and saw his role diminish in his final years. At one point, Davis called him a "cancer." Allen played five more seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs and won AP Comeback Player of the Year in 1993. He was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2003.

Allen declined comment through a Raiders spokesman.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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