Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs: A Historic Rivalry, a Hot Encounter

June 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Lloyd C. A. Wells was one of the first African-American NFL scouts. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas.
Most of his career in the NFL was spent with the Kansas City Chiefs working with Hank Stram. Later in his career, he worked for Muhammed Ali, one of the world champions in boxing.
Wells would talk loud and hard to a couple of Oakland Raiders when they visited Houston, usually during the offseason in those days. Wells would brag that the Chiefs were going to beat the "heck" out of Oakland back in the day.
Wells had connections with Otis Taylor, Warren Wells, and others who would show up at a club named Syls, and things would rumble in the club when they would show up together. This gathering place was located near Dowling and Blodgett across the street from the Houston Area Urban League, an organization which advocated for disenfranchised people from all communities.
Wells attended Wheatley High School in Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas with this wr...

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