Did Tom Cable break Randy Hanson’s jaw? The Raiders need this type of fire, but on the field…
September 29, 2009
The life of a Raider (fan or player) is tough. You have a history to live up to with the background that the Raiders have, and the fans are crazy.
The head coach, Tom Cable is clearly under pressure with the Raiders, attempting to get them back to past glory. The fans are hungry and so is the owner Al Davis. Did the stress cause Tom cable to punch defensive assistant Randy Hanson?
Raiders assistant Randy Hanson injured after fight with another coach
Defensive assistant Randy Hanson was involved in a “flare-up” with another member of the Raiders coaching staff earlier this month and treated at a Napa hospital.The National Football Post first reported the story this morning, saying the altercation occurred Aug. 5, according to a police report. Napa Police Lt. Brian McGovern told the Web site that he isn’t permitted to reveal the identity of the injured person.
“It’s an internal matter, and will be handled as such,” Raiders senior executive John Herrera said.
Raiders coach Tom Cable has not mentioned the incident in any of his news conferences. Two team officials confirmed that Hanson was not at practice Sunday.
The website said that Napa police responded to Queen of the Valley Hospital on Aug. 6 in response to Hanson seeking treatment for his injured jaw.
“(The hospital) is required to report those things to the police department any time someone comes in the victim of an assault-type crime,” McGovern told the website. “We were dispatched to the hospital and ended up contacting the victim at that location. The victim said the assault had occurred the previous day at the Raiders’ training camp facility.
“Basically, he said he had been assaulted by a member of the staff but refused to identify who that person was. There isn’t anything we can do if the victim is uncooperative in providing us with any additional information as far as witnesses or suspect information.”
Hanson was suspended by former coach Lane
Kiffin for one game last season after Hanson criticized Kiffin for not having the Raiders well prepared for the regular-season opener against the Denver Broncos.Hanson could not be reached for comment.
So, this guy has questioned the old regime for not being ready…but he is not a snitch, and I can respect that. He took his beatdown and kept it quiet for a week until someone else got hold of the story…now he turned all rat on Cable and the Raiders
Oakland Raiders assistant coach Randy Hanson told investigators that he was struck by head coach Tom Cable and suffered a broken jaw, his lawyer told NFL Network on Monday.
A few weeks after the Aug. 5 incident, Cable said “nothing happened.”
“When all the facts come out, everything will be fine,” he said.
Hanson’s lawyer, John McGuinn, disputed that, calling the skirmish a “textbook case of felony assault,” according to NFL Network.
Why are you trying this in the Court of public opinion? We don’t care. Raiders fans are loyal to the teams and coaches that are loyal to them. We have already said that we don’t care by the showing up at the games. Time keeps moving along with JaMarcus and his interception totals….
McGuinn said that Hanson is still being paid by the Raiders but has been told to stay away from the team’s facility. That hasn’t stopped players from soliciting his advice.
“Before their last preseason game several players contacted Randy and said they needed help. They said, ‘If we get you a computer can you help us come up with some tips?’ Randy worked with them and they played really well in that game, particularly the defensive backs,” McGuinn said, according to NFL Network.
“So the guys asked him to do it again and he met with them before the Monday night game in San Diego [Sept. 14], and the defensive backs played well again. [Owner] Al Davis doesn’t know [Hanson has] been providing detailed coaching for these guys, and Randy has not gotten any credit for it.”
Why should he get credit for it? Now, all he has done is caused extra issues with the team. This is a textbook example of a distraction with trying to win football games. If he cared about the players and the team, he would have kept this quiet and let the system play out the process
Hanson was interviewed for approximately 90 minutes by Napa Valley (Calif.) detective Mike Walund and turned over medical records which detailed his broken jaw, McGuinn said.
“Randy answered the detective’s questions, but we have no idea whether charges will be coming,” McGuinn said, according to NFL Network. “That will strictly be determined by the police and the DA’s office. We have no input. He just answered questions.”
McGuinn said that neither he nor Hanson have been contacted by the league, which has indicated it is looking into the incident.
Napa police told NFL Network: “It’s an open investigation and we’re making no comment at all.”
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
This is the last thing that the Raider Nation needed after the embarrassing performance they had last week….