Raiders coach Tom Cable avoided prosecution for his altercation with assistant coach Randy Hanson, but he’s being linked with violent behavior toward others once again.
On the Sunday morning episode of ESPN’s Outside the Lines, two women, including his ex-wife, accused Cable of violent behavior toward them over the last 20 years. Sandy Cable, Cable’s first wife, got an order of protection against him in 1989 and accuses the Raiders coach of hitting her on two different occasions. She also said that Cable ripped the phone out of the wall when she tried to call the police.
Marie Lutz, a woman that Cable dated before marrying his third wife in May, also accuses Cable of being violent with her. She also did not press charges with police, but there is a police report of an altercation last January. Lutz showed up at Cable’s house at 5 a.m. and found him there with another woman. She got upset and during the ensuing argument, Cable allegedly “grabbed her by the left arm, causing her to fall to the ground” and
“eventually pick[ed] her up and pushed her out the front door.” Lutz claimed she had to be treated at an emergency room for back pain and a contusion.
Carol Cable, the coach’s current wife, issued a statement to the show that said she was the woman in his house at the time and saw the incident, although she told police that she never saw Lutz.
“I was present at Tom’s house when Marie Lutz came to the house in
January of this year. At approximately
5 a.m., we heard someone pounding very loudly on the front door and
ringing the doorbell over and over again. When Tom opened the
door, Ms. Lutz told him she needed to talk to him, that she needed his
help, and begged him to let her into the house. After she entered the house, the two of them had a verbal exchange. At
no time did Tom commit any act of violence toward her. After not
getting what she wanted from Tom, Ms. Lutz screamed at Tom “I am going
to ruin your [expletive deleted] life and I am going to ruin your
[expletive deleted] career if it is the last thing I ever do.”
Cable’s second wife, Glenda, alleged in divorce papers that he was physically and verbally abusive toward her during their marriage. She refused to speak with reporters for the show, but issued a statement to Outside the Lines that refuted the allegations of abuse.
Both Sandy Cable and Lutz said the reason they are going public with these allegations now is so that Cable gets help with his anger so this doesn’t happen to anyone else. Cable, through his attorney, refused to comment.