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Goodell calls Raiders' dispute between Davis, Kiffin 'unfortunate'

Updated: October 5, 2008, 2:21 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has not received a grievance from former Raiders coach Lane Kiffin in the wake of his bitter split with team owner Al Davis last week.

Davis said Tuesday that Kiffin was fired for cause, meaning the Raiders will not pay him for the remainder of the three-year deal worth about $6 million. Kiffin's agent, Gary Uberstine, said Kiffin will talk to the commissioner.

"No one ever likes to see a dispute like that happen," Goodell said. "Mr. Davis ...

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