Only the Raiders

August 18th, 2009 by Lee Eldridge

Tom CableThis story is from the Associated Press:

Maybe the Oakland Raiders should save their hitting for the field.

Raiders head coach Tom Cable declined to comment Monday about reports he punched defensive assistant Randy Hanson in the jaw and caused injuries that required treatment at a hospital earlier this month.

According to AOL Fanhouse, Cable hit Hanson on Aug. 5 for unknown reasons. A report filed with the Napa Police Department describes an unidentified 41-year-old assistant coach being treated at the Queen of the Valley Hospital for a jaw injury, which the victim alleges was caused by an unidentified member of the Raiders’ coaching staff.

Cable, who replaced Lane Kiffin as Oakland’s head coach four games into the 2008 season, repeatedly sidestepped questions Monday about the incident and declined to discuss his involvement.

“It’s an internal issue that we are dealing with, and that’s all I’m going to say,” said Cable, who repeated the phrase when questioned whether he was involved.

UPDATE: Now according to ESPN, Cable denies hitting Hanson. The new report says that Hanson hit his face on a cabinet when Cable flipped him out of his chair.


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