From Silver and Black Pride
On Thursday, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan shocked a few people, including the Oakland City Council when she announced on the air of a local radio station that the prince of Dubai had partnered with one of the investment groups involved in the Coliseum City project..........
Here's the thing, though -- it's not true.................
City Councilman, Larry Reid, who is part of the Oakland Coliseum oversight boards, had been taken aback by Quan's announcement because she hadn't said anything about this prince prior to her radio interview. So, naturally the whole idea drew quite a bit of skepticism. Reid also spoke on the matter with the Mercury News.
"You just don't throw the crown prince's name out there and say he's in a deal when he's not," said Reid. "I think it makes it harder for the people who are shopping the deal out there and trying to save these sports franchises."
While the Coliseum City may still be a fairy tale ending, Mayor Quan is tall tales aren't helping any. In fact, it could very well be hurting its chances.
"[The current investment group] has partnered literally with the prince of Dubai, who is next in line to lead Dubai. And they have capital," Quan told 95.7 The Game.
Here's the thing, though -- it's not true.