By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, August 17th, 2009 at 12:29 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Randy Hanson was a virtually anonymous assistant coach until he was suspended for a week by Lane Kiffin.
Now Hanson is in the news again, with the National Football post reporting he was injured in an altercation with another coach and briefly hospitalized.
Kiffin claimed Hanson had medical issues, suspended him and wanted him fired. Al Davis instead backed Hanson. Kiffin was eventually fired “for cause.”
When Davis asked about Hanson the day Kiffin was fired, Davis said, “Yeah, he didn’t do anything. That’s another thing _(Kiffin) said he checked with the doctors. I called Bob Albo last night and he said they called me and they told me I had to give this kid an examination and he’s fine.”
Chances are Hanson will be a witness for Davis in his legal battle with Kiffin over pay.
More on this as it develops later when coach Tom Cable is available to the media following practice . . .