Raiders head coach Tom Cable and owner Al Davis met to discuss allegations made in an ESPN story that Cable hit women, Cable confirmed Wednesday.
The team has promised a “serious evaluation” of the allegations, and this meeting appears to be the first step. Unsurprisingly, Cable did not discuss what the conversation entailed.
“Al and I have spoken,” Cable said. “What we talked about is between us, and we’ll keep it that way.”
There was immediate speculation after the report aired that Cable could be shown the door immediately. The Raiders coach says his employment in the near future didn’t come up in the meeting.
“We didn’t even talk
about that. We talked about, like you’re supposed to, the
team, personnel moves, the second half and upcoming [games]. Those are
not issues for us to discuss. There’s no need to right now. Right now,
it’s about trying to turn it around and get us on track,” Cable said.
If the Randy Hanson incident and the ESPN allegations never happened, Cable’s job would likely be at serious risk at year’s end simply because of Oakland’s performance. Cable’s off-field drama has given the impression in Oakland that his firing is inevitable.
In two months at most, it appears the Raiders coaching spin cycle can begin anew again.