San Antonio based billionaire B.J. “Red” McCombs was very encouraged by his recent meeting with the Oakland Raiders and owner Mark Davis.
“I don’t think it could have gone better,” McCombs said Wednesday.
McCombs told the San Antonio Express-News that his family would be interested in buying a part of the Raiders “if that’s what it would take to get them here.”
McCombs is unsure though if Davis would want to work with the local investors.
“But I told him if he wanted some, they wouldn’t be hard to get,” said McCombs, who actually owned the Vikings at one point.
McCombs really believes the Raiders could end up in San Antonio.
But McCombs said he believes there is a “definite possibility there may be a relocation” and that “it’s a myth that San Antonio is a bargaining chip.” Davis’ relationship with Cisneros also gives San Antonio an advantage should the Raiders decide to leave California, McCombs said.
“Mr. Davis was impressed by Henry — pure and simple,” McCombs said. “I don’t know whether it’s a long way from a deal or whatever, but at least there was an opening there and we have a leader to take charge.”