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Former Raiders coach Randy Hanson found guilty of battery

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The man who suffered a broken jaw during an altercation with former Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable as a member of the coaching staff in 2009 is now heading to jail for an incident of his own.

According to Cynthia Lambert of the San Luis Obispo Tribune, former Raiders assistant Randy Hanson was found guilty of felony battery and misdemeanor assault for hitting a man in the face with a beer bottle last August.

Hanson was working as an assistant coach at Cal Poly University at the time of the crime and faces up to four years in jail. Hanson’s attorney plans on trying to get the felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor at Hanson’s sentencing hearing on June 10.

Hanson was awoken by 52-year old James Kelsey in the back of a limo outside of Harry’s Night Club and Beach Bar in Pismo Beach, Calif. Upon being disturbed, Hanson cracked Kelsey with a bottle. Kelsey suffered a broken nose and a concussion. Hanson claimed it was in self-defense.

Hanson sued the Raiders and Cable for the incident that left him injured and eventually no longer employed by the team. Cable wasn’t charged for the altercation.

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28 Responses to “Former Raiders coach Randy Hanson found guilty of battery”
  1. mjbulls45 says: Apr 30, 2013 1:58 AM

    please start terrelle pryor.

    raiders need a mobile QB

  2. UPYRS says: Apr 30, 2013 2:49 AM

    Once a Raider always a Raider

  3. ern215 says: Apr 30, 2013 3:32 AM

    great, more news to tarnish the image we are trying to give a face-lift to. smh.

  4. souldogdave says: Apr 30, 2013 4:34 AM

    I thought for sure he beat up a girl.

  5. coryfor3 says: Apr 30, 2013 4:53 AM

    Weird. He keeps finding himself in fights that aren’t his fault.

  6. seabreezes51 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:01 AM

    Anger issues and there goes the last bit of a career……

  7. chut26 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:20 AM

    Guess he was just finishing off his resume to apply for the Bengals.

  8. wryly1 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:28 AM

    I’ll take a wild guess that Hanson probably has an alcohol problem.

  9. remyje says: Apr 30, 2013 7:10 AM

    Run up on Randy Hanson, if you want to.

  10. wfederal says: Apr 30, 2013 8:23 AM

    Convenient that the Raiders already made him take a mug shot

  11. oaklegend says: Apr 30, 2013 8:41 AM

    This guy was, evidently, a very faithful employee for the Raiders until the abrupt end of his tenure when he took his broken jaw and left. Looks like he’s a part of the poison history this team is trying to move on from. Faithful or not, glad he’s gone and the front office is being inhabited with grown ups for a change.

  12. youaresimple says: Apr 30, 2013 9:39 AM

    Oh, I get it…so what Mr. Crabtree is saying here is that if someone you were associated with at some point has some sort of misdeed that particular incident is automatically yours or associated to you even if you don’t have any involvement with them anymore. If that is the case then I am sure that many people on here, including Mr. Crabtree himself, should have some doozies linked them.

    Who really cares about a nobody that worked in the personnel department AND that was also employed by the Vikings and the Rams…oh wait, we do not want to smear them though so let’s just mention the Raiders. Unbelievable…

  13. thatstinks says: Apr 30, 2013 10:18 AM

    This guy was passed out in the back of a limo ? I guess Al overpaid for his lackeys as well . I really miss Tom Cable .

  14. therealraider says: Apr 30, 2013 10:24 AM

    I always liked Tom Cable I thought he brought some toughness to the Raiders.. B*tch slapping little Hanny was classic!

  15. rjov says: Apr 30, 2013 10:59 AM

    The raiders were mentioned because the first time we EVER heard this guy’s name is when he claimed he was assulted.

  16. helladonks says: Apr 30, 2013 11:10 AM

    Come at Randy Hanson, bro!

  17. granadafan says: Apr 30, 2013 11:20 AM

    Um yeah, he was just “sleeping” in the back of a limo in a parking lot. More like drunk and passed out.

  18. socalskinsfan says: Apr 30, 2013 11:57 AM

    Only the Raiders would have personnel photos that look like mugshots.

  19. leatherhelmets says: Apr 30, 2013 11:58 AM

    The Raiders were an Institution. A Commitment to Excellence.

    Now anyone associated with them needs to be committed to an institution.

  20. jbaxt says: Apr 30, 2013 12:11 PM

    What is it with raiders always finding these punk coaches that look like they’re the most miserable people on earth… Wait, it’s the raiders, they turn their staff into miserable people.

  21. njraiderfan19 says: Apr 30, 2013 12:34 PM

    This doesn’t tarnish the Raiders. He hasn’t been with the team in quite some time. He does help to represent the people the organization is distancing itself from. Right, Rolando McLain?

  22. raidersnewsflash says: Apr 30, 2013 12:57 PM

    This guy is a little punk, He is the sole reason Tom Cable really got fired. If this innocent never happened or if Hanson just shut his mouth Cable might still be the Raiders head coach today

  23. raiderapologist says: Apr 30, 2013 1:20 PM

    jbaxt says: Apr 30, 2013 12:11 PM

    What is it with raiders always finding these punk coaches that look like they’re the most miserable people on earth… Wait, it’s the raiders, they turn their staff into miserable people.
    ———-
    Still bitter about the Chiefs getting swept by the Raiders last season?

  24. mullman76 says: Apr 30, 2013 1:59 PM

    The following post can be forwarded to every sports media outlet and be relevant. The blatant hating that exists in the MEDIA is almost laughable. It seems as if there is a whole new generation of “journalists” who resent the Silver and Black, for whatever reason. GOOD.
    The Greatness of the Raiders inspires passion in every football fan, good or bad.
    From: youaresimple
    Apr 30, 2013 9:39 AM
    “Oh, I get it…so what Mr. Crabtree is saying here is that if someone you were associated with at some point has some sort of misdeed that particular incident is automatically yours or associated to you even if you don’t have any involvement with them anymore. If that is the case then I am sure that many people on here, including Mr. Crabtree himself, should have some doozies linked them.

    Who really cares about a nobody that worked in the personnel department AND that was also employed by the Vikings and the Rams…oh wait, we do not want to smear them though so let’s just mention the Raiders. Unbelievable…”

  25. baltimoresnativeson says: Apr 30, 2013 2:38 PM

    The Raiders sure can pickem.

  26. aldavis4president says: Apr 30, 2013 2:45 PM

    I remember everyone hating on cable bcuz he smacked this fool, all REAL raiders fans knew this guy had a few loose screws in the head. The whole team backed cable. But websites like theae like to hire people who have no clue whatththey are talking about write a bunch of baseless articles. This website just posted not to long ago, “former raider MLB McClain arrested” … Rly?!?! He’s a CURRENT raven and a FORMER bama player aswell!! Just have to bag the raiders at all times I guess!! RAIDERNATION!! #DMACWILLPLAY16GAMES #ANDGET2000YDS YEEEEE!!

  27. fievel03 says: Apr 30, 2013 3:00 PM

    Amusement park caricature artists would fight over the chance to draw this man.

  28. vfan76 says: Apr 30, 2013 11:24 PM

    Typical Raider = Tool.

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