Famed GOP megadonor and newspaper-destroying toad Sheldon Adelson has backed out of the deal to finance a new Las Vegas stadium for the Oakland Raiders. Adelson was initially slated to pay for $650 million of the $1.9 billion stadium, with the state of Nevada on the hook for $750 million and the Raiders prepared to kick in half a billion. However, even after the deal was set, Adelson and Raiders owner Mark Davis were still haggling over the precise terms of their arrangement. It appears that the Raiders finally asked for too much, so Adelson is taking his ball and going home (presumably to keep trying to get some extremely right-wing officials into power by sheer force of financial muscle).

Here is Adelson’s statement:

The Oakland Raiders came before the Las Vegas Stadium Authority last week with a proposed lease agreement that has sent shockwaves through our community.

It was certainly shocking to the Adelson family. We were not only excluded from the proposed agreement; we weren’t even aware of its existence.

In addition to being discouraged by the surprise submission, I was deeply disappointed for the disregard the Raiders showed our community partners, particularly UNLV, through the proposed agreement.

It’s clear the Raiders have decided their path for moving to Las Vegas does not include the Adelson family. So, regrettably, we will no longer be involved in any facet of the stadium discussion.