Raiders Coach Tom Cable is coming out and stating that he’s spoken with owner Al Davis about allegations that Cable has a history of violent behavior toward women. “What we talked about is between us and we’ll keep it that way,” he said.
Cable said the conversation came within the past two days and that his job status was not discussed. Cable said he plans to coach the team for the remainder of the season.
The Raiders are undergoing a “serious evaluation” of allegations made to ESPN by Cable’s first wife, Sandy Cable, and former girlfriend, Marie Lutz, that the coach physically abused them at various times during their relationships.
Cable acknowledged striking Sandy Cable with an open hand in a statement on Sunday. Cable said the altercation happened more than 20 years ago and was the only time he’s ever touched a woman inappropriately. He stood by that statement Wednesday, declining to answer any questions on the topic.