Source: Kiffin to file grievance to get salary owed by Raiders

Updated: October 16, 2008, 9:00 PM ET
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

Former Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin and his advisers are in the process of putting together his grievance against the Raiders for the remaining money on his contract, a source close to the situation said Thursday. The source said the grievance is expected to be filed with the league within the next 7-10 days.

Kiffin is expected to file the grievance because Raiders owner Al Davis said he would not pay Kiffin the remaining money on his deal. Davis said he fired Kiffin for cause and detailed reasons why he fired Kiffin in a press conference.

Once the grievance is filed, it is expected to take several months before a decision is made.

Kiffin was fired Sept. 30 after the Raiders' fourth game. The Raiders were 1-3 this season under Kiffin and 5-15 overall in his one-plus seasons. He was replaced by offensive line coach Tom Cable on an interim basis.

ESPN.com NFL writer Bill Williamson covers the AFC West.

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