Ousted assistant: Cable blindsided me

BY foxsports • October 11, 2009

Former Raiders assistant coach Randy Hanson, speaking for the first time publicly about the Aug. 5 incident in which he alleges Oakland head coach Tom Cable broke his jaw, told Yahoo Sports Cable blindsided him and that he had "no reason to believe he wouldn't have killed me if they hadn't pulled him away."

For the latest on the situation, check out Jay Glazer's report.

As Hanson tells the story, Cable approached him one day following a private meeting with the team's defensive backs in which Hanson was identified as the reason behind the unit's sloppy play during a training-camp practice.


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While Hanson said he expected to be blamed for the team's performance, he didn't expect what he claims happened next.

"From my blindside, Tom Cable threw me from my chair and into a piece of furniture that a lamp sat upon," Hanson said. "He was screaming, 'I'll (expletive deleted) kill you! I'll (expletive deleted) kill you!' And I have no reason to believe he wouldn't have killed me if they hadn't pulled him away.

"If my head would've hit a different way, I might be dead right now."

Cable denied the allegations back in August, but has recently refused to comment on reported developments in the case.

"When it all is resolved, you'll understand why I'm acting the way I am," he told The Associated Press recently. "It's just something I'm not going to talk about and shouldn't talk about. I'll let that process do its thing."

On Oct. 4, FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer reported that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell intends to interview Cable about his alleged role in the incident.

"This is not getting pushed under the rug," Goodell told Glazer.

Glazer also reported that Goodell told him he might take disciplinary action based on results from an investigation conducted by the Napa Police Department.

That investigation has been completed and the report has been forwarded on to the district attorney's office in Napa County, Calif., where it is being reviewed.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.



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