Though the story has migrated away from the back burner since the start of the regular season, it’s not going away.
And that’s not good for the Raiders.
According to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, Raiders defensive assistant Randy Hanson has told Napa police that Raiders coach Tom Cable broke Hanson’s jaw during an early-August confrontation.
Hanson’s lawyer, John McGuinn, declined to delve into the details, but McGuinn said that it was a “textbook case of felony assault.”
Hanson was interviewed by authorities investigating the case on Friday night.
Hanson initially declined to press charges when he sought treatment for the injury. As we’ve heard it, he wanted to avoid publicity. Once the matter became public — and once Cable flatly denied (directly and through former college teammate Mark Schlereth of EPSN) that anything had happened — Hanson’s mindset apparently changed.
According to McGuinn, Raiders defensive coaches Lionel Washington, John Marshall,
and Willie Brown were present in the room when the incident occurred. It’s unknown whether they’ve been interviewed by authorities, and what if anything they saw.