It seems that with the Raiders, you just never know what your going to get, and that very thing was as evident as ever with this latest incident with coach Tom Cable. Seems that Cable is set now on telling everyone that nothing happened between he and assistant coach Randy Hanson, though reports are still that Cable landed a hook on Hanson’s jaw that sent him to the hospital.
“Nothing happened,” Cable told reporters Tuesday when asked about it following a joint practice with the San Francisco 49ers. “Listen, you want to talk about this football team and the players on this football team, I’ll talk all day. Otherwise, I’m not getting into it.”
Seems that the NFL doesn’t feel that way, as NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league is looking into the situation to try to determine the facts of what happened. All that is really known as of now is that a report filed with the Napa Police Department describes an unnamed 41-year-old Raiders 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 on August 5th.
So if Cable did indeed punch out Hanson, which he did, let’s be real, it will be interesting to see if the NFL, or Al Davis for that matter does anything about it. The league is going to have to take a hard look at this one, and if Cable is found guilty, there has to be some action taken.