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Tom Cable accused of violence towards women

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.
 

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  1. El_Duderino says: Nov 1, 2009 9:36 AM

    Right….that’s why they’re coming public with “this” now.
    Sounds like a couple of vindictive women trying to tear him down….

  2. BeThePig says: Nov 1, 2009 9:38 AM

    Three women don’t accuse of you of abuse, and there is nothing to it. Pathetic. Nothing is more cowardly than a man who hits women.
    The expose also showed photos of one woman showing bruises. I doubt that was made up.

  3. Otis Taylor 89 says: Nov 1, 2009 9:42 AM

    The Oakland Raiders – One Nutty Hospital, as Bill Murray would say in “Tootsie”.

  4. MrHumble says: Nov 1, 2009 9:45 AM

    I think it is rather obvious to most that Cable is a loose cannon…….besides being a terrible head coach, but what do you expect from da raiders organization.

  5. truushot says: Nov 1, 2009 9:45 AM

    Really, who cares. Cable is a bum. I’m a life long Raiders fan hoping Al Davis, who I had a picture on my wall next to Marcus Allen and Howie Long, needs to hang it up before they ever get back to being decent.

  6. bearsrule says: Nov 1, 2009 9:48 AM

    This story has a stench to it, and it’s not coming only from Cable.

  7. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Nov 1, 2009 9:49 AM

    But what does Jim Otto think about this?

  8. Quagmire says: Nov 1, 2009 9:49 AM

    With Larry Johnsons history with violence against women (allegedly), he’d be a great fit in Oakland.
    Plus he’s the kind of player Al likes…washed up.

  9. LiveNBreatheFootball says: Nov 1, 2009 9:50 AM

    Before anyone says it — even if the chick was completing insane, it does NOT justify using violence. That is why we have police. You call the cops and have her arrested for trespassing. You do not touch her just so she can’t say later you abused her.
    As for the new Mrs. Cable’s comments, the new girlfriend always supports the boyfriend’s version. Until it happens to her too.

  10. FireJerryJones says: Nov 1, 2009 9:51 AM

    How does this guy even get three dates?

  11. TealDeal says: Nov 1, 2009 9:52 AM

    Gold diggin’ hoes…driving me crazy I can’t take it no mo…

  12. jeffz303 says: Nov 1, 2009 9:53 AM

    Just the Raiders being the Raiders.

  13. thecree says: Nov 1, 2009 9:54 AM

    I didnt read the article but let me guess, they found out cable was beating mike florio…..thats it isnt it?
    Talk about a bad week for florio, first larry johnson yelled at him and told him to get out of the locker room, now this…whats next, a giants loss? What else could be worse? maybe favre throwing for 300 or even worse, romo…..oh god….NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Benny Mendenberger-Ward says: Nov 1, 2009 9:59 AM

    Just give him some time and he’ll deck a ref on national TV and be out of the league

  15. RemoveAlFromPower says: Nov 1, 2009 10:05 AM

    It’s Sunday. No football related Raider hating? Anyways, Cable still needs to be gone even though this has nothing to do with that. Al’s little puppet isn’t going anywhere as long as Al is there and Cable is willing to stick with Russel and throw the deep ball at all the wrong times for no reason at all.
    Get rid of Al. Sign this petition and pass it on to your Raider fan friends.
    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/remove-al-davis-from-power-in-oakland

  16. Richm2256 says: Nov 1, 2009 10:11 AM

    Very serious allegations for Al Davis to consider. Three women initially accuse Cable of physical violence, with one recanting (one has to wonder why?) …… doesn’t look good for Cable. While Hansen doesn’t present as the most likable or believable victim, none the less he didn’t break that jaw by himself. Four “alleged” acts of violence against this guy is more than a little “smoke”.

  17. Ice says: Nov 1, 2009 10:13 AM

    “Lutz claimed she had to be treated at an emergency room for back pain and a contusion.”
    Everyone knows that a contusion is a bruise, right? She went to the emergency room for a bruise. Very common in women who are seeking a bigger divorce settlement.

  18. KingJoe! says: Nov 1, 2009 10:13 AM

    Oh please, this is a ridiculous attempt by the media to create a story. Hey I certainly dont condone violence against anyone, but really “Cable allegedly “grabbed her by the left arm, causing her to fall to the ground” , we going with this? I have been around long enough to know women don’t politely respond to finding you with another woman.
    The joke is the women try to say they are saying this to help Tom. Is anyone buying that BS? We have a deluge of attention hungry Americans who will throw their own mother under the bus if it gets them publicity. [see ballon boy for perfect example]

  19. TylerDurden says: Nov 1, 2009 10:14 AM

    “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.” —Riiigght.

  20. SmackMyVickUp says: Nov 1, 2009 10:15 AM

    Don’t understand the violence against women, but what really gets me is marrying 3 or 4 different women?
    Does this guy really not learn from his mistakes? Err, never mind, just read Russell is starting today vs the Chargers.

  21. d.b.cooper says: Nov 1, 2009 10:21 AM

    Mr. Davis, please extend Cable’s contract, before he gets away.
    He’s hot property!!

  22. ncm42 says: Nov 1, 2009 10:23 AM

    Perfect coach for the Raiders, as his anger and impulse control issues clearly show.
    That said, he had every right to escort a crazy trespassing person — male or female — out of his house at 5 am. It doesn’t sound like he hit her, but only grabbed her arm and pushed her out the door. If he asked her to leave and she refused, then giving her a little assistance out the door is perfectly within a homeowner’s rights.
    That doesn’t excuse any real violence towards her or any other women….

  23. Lombardi 6 says: Nov 1, 2009 10:24 AM

    I’m Tom Cable bitches..

  24. johnwhodey says: Nov 1, 2009 10:25 AM

    So is it safe to assume that his beast of a first wife is tougher than his assistant coach? She seemed pretty proud about taking that punch.

  25. Brewster says: Nov 1, 2009 10:26 AM

    Still waiting for the NFL to begin it’s investigation of the Cable/Hanson incident.
    Maybe if he electrocuted some dogs they might show more interest.

  26. Opie says: Nov 1, 2009 10:27 AM

    Guess you don’t want to be talking back to Mr. Cable……

  27. TFBuckFutter says: Nov 1, 2009 10:34 AM

    “ncm42 says:
    November 1, 2009 10:23 AM
    Perfect coach for the Raiders, as his anger and impulse control issues clearly show.
    That said, he had every right to escort a crazy trespassing person — male or female — out of his house at 5 am. It doesn’t sound like he hit her, but only grabbed her arm and pushed her out the door. If he asked her to leave and she refused, then giving her a little assistance out the door is perfectly within a homeowner’s rights.
    That doesn’t excuse any real violence towards her or any other women….”
    Exactly. I hate to defend the guy because it does sound like there is something wrong with him….but you have every right to forcibly remove someone from your property if they are refusing to leave. And she even admitted she got upset and started an argument. Yeah, I’m sure she willingly left after he told her too. That’s the logical thing for an irate woman to do.

  28. psyseb says: Nov 1, 2009 10:34 AM

    Irresponsible reporting from ESPN. Wait until after the game.

  29. TFBuckFutter says: Nov 1, 2009 10:35 AM

    “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.”
    And the next day, he got a phone call from Al Davis offering him a job.
    Weird.

  30. jvnyj says: Nov 1, 2009 10:42 AM

    Florio, I don’t think I’m going to read the site anymore after realizing you are dumb enough to believe some vindictive, conniving women whom I’m sure ESPN ‘coached’ towards these statements. BTW protecting ones property and personal safety is not violence towards women. Moron.

  31. mr_snrub says: Nov 1, 2009 10:46 AM

    And Mike Tice is the one you guys call Meathead?

  32. slipkid says: Nov 1, 2009 10:47 AM

    a. cable has gold? i doubt it.
    b. tear him down? shouldnt take long. he isnt very high up there.
    c. quagmire beat me to the larry johnson crack!
    but, the raiders just might show up today. they sure dont show up in consecutive weeks.

  33. ProfessorEmmitt says: Nov 1, 2009 10:49 AM

    “He deserve to be coach of the year.”

  34. danlinker says: Nov 1, 2009 10:50 AM

    What, did cable abuse florio?

  35. JJMADDOG says: Nov 1, 2009 10:51 AM

    (SARASTICALLY)
    “What can ya tell a woman with two black eyes, you haven’t told her twice before?”

  36. SFrancis1680 says: Nov 1, 2009 10:54 AM

    i actually remember when the Raiders were so good, that you HATED and DESPISED them, but that was an eternity ago, they’re such a mess that it’s almost comical, how is the NFL not embarrassed by what’s going on in Oakland? but then again, they have so many crappy teams…

  37. jlsnova73 says: Nov 1, 2009 10:55 AM

    Beating on women hasn’t worked on the women he married, so why does he think it will work on the women he is coaching?

  38. kayC says: Nov 1, 2009 11:06 AM

    jvnyj, et al– Cable just ADMITTED that he hit his ex-wife for “committing adultery”.
    Strange how Cable is under of suspicion of breaking somebody’s jaw, then two people come forward and say he beat them, and the best some of you can muster is “vindictive broads”. Definitely no reason to believe that Cable has a violent temper or anything.. nope, just a couple of crazy women.
    It would make for a great “This is your brain.. now this is your brain on sexism” public service announcement.

  39. encinitasraider says: Nov 1, 2009 11:10 AM

    Two sides to every story jut like the Hanson inccident. Just read the press release from cable and it’s another non-story. The media really needs to get a life because no one really cares.

  40. SFrancis1680 says: Nov 1, 2009 11:24 AM

    just wondering IF Goodell is going to hold the coaches to the same standards he holds the players to? Or is this NOT embarrassing enough for the NFL?

  41. Quagmire says: Nov 1, 2009 11:32 AM

    Whats’ the 1st thing Tom’s girlfriend/wife does when they get back from the hospital?
    The dishes, if they know what’s good for them.

  42. INVAIDUH says: Nov 1, 2009 1:46 PM

    “hits crazy hard like a 380″
    Least he’s beating somebody….
    AAHAHAHHHH…

  43. INVAIDUH says: Nov 1, 2009 1:53 PM

    Hey….my wife cheats on me….she might get an open hand too….
    Equal rights…..That’s how it is…man up….
    Think it through before you ask for it…
    Goes both ways..
    AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHHHH…stirrin’ it up.
    GFYMOFO.

  44. crimsonking52 says: Nov 1, 2009 2:03 PM

    I’d say that old Tommy Boy never met a skirt he wouldn’t hit…and not in a good way.

  45. OscarMooseFarmer says: Nov 2, 2009 9:59 AM

    Well ok, yeah these women are coming forward at a very “convenient” time…
    but still, including the 2nd wives statement in the divorce papers, that’s four different people claiming to have been in some degree assaulted by this guy.
    It’s like Dave Chappelle said, people don’t call you a crackhead for ten years unless you’ve been smoking crack…

  46. Kip says: Nov 2, 2009 12:11 PM

    Absolutely rediculous. I remember way back when I got a divorse and I’m sitting in court listening to my now ex telling the judge that I used to physically abuse her and there was absolutely nothing I could do about it. It was her word against mine. About 5 years later I had to deal with her over an issue from the past and I point blank asked her why she would tell the judge all of the different lies that she did. Her response? Because I could, and my laywer told me to lie because everyone believes the woman and not the man. BTW, there was one bit of information that I didn’t tell the judge, she stuck a 45 caliber pistol to my head one night when SHE was pissed and there was a bullet in the chamber. Women can be viscious and yes men can hit, but I’d be willing to bet that 75% of all of these so called abuses start with the women.

  47. 1nationraidernation says: Nov 3, 2009 1:21 AM

    anybody want to make a bet that Michael Lombardi is the instegator here.

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