Because we needed something really tacky to add to the Oakland Raiders-to-Las-Vegas story . . .
Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof wants to capitalize on the Silver and Black moving to Sin City in a few years. He announced Monday (per the Las Vegas Sun) he plans to open a sports-themedlegal brothel outside Las Vegas. The working name of the establishment: "Pirate's Booty Sports Brothel."
And, because Hof is a master of class and taste, he said the brothel's VIP area, which will be available only to Raiders players and other high-profile athletes, will be named in honor of the late Darrell Russell, the former Raiders player who Hof says was a regular at his Bunny Ranch in the state (prostitution is legal in parts of Nevada).
The VIP area will be staffed with "over twenty cheerleader-garbed working girls called either the 'Wide Receivers' or 'Hookerettes,' I haven't yet decided," Hof said.
Gee, that ought to make the actual Raiderettes cheerleading squad happy. You know, the women who had to sue the team to receive a decent wage.