By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, August 20th, 2009 at 4:07 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Talked with Lt. Brian McGovern of the Napa Police Department, who said there has been no change in the case in which a 41-year-old assistant coach was hospitalized after an altercation with another coach.
In other words, Randy Hanson, identified as the assistant coach who was treated for injuries, has not yet spoken to the authorities about pressing charges against Tom Cable. A report in the National Football Post says that could happen soon.
The next step after Hanson talks to police?
“If the victim were to come forward and indicate he wanted to pursue the case criminally, we would conduct an investigation which would include any potential witnesses,” McGovern said. “We’d gather that information, get it to the district attorney for review and determine if the case warranted the filing of charges.”
So stay tuned . . .
Won’t be at practice today, but will pass along any response from Cable (not likely) as well as practice highlights as relayed by beat writer Steve Corkran.
Corkran said there are nearly enough players in caps who aren’t practicing to field two baseball teams _ CB Nnamdi Asomugha (heel), S Michael Huff (hip), RB Justin Fargas, CB Stanford Routt, CB Jason Horton (turf toe), S Mike Mitchell (hamstring), LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (shoulder), LB Thomas Howard (said he had back spasms on his Twitter page Tuesday), DT Gerard Warren, T Khalif Barnes, TE Zach Miller, WR Chaz Schilens (foot), WR Javon Walker (PUP), TE Tony Stewart and DE Greg Ellis.
Schilens, who had surgery Wednesday, and Warren were the only two who didn’t appear to be at the practice site.
It’s only a matter of paperwork, but the Raiders apparently officially put Lorenzo Neal on injured reserve and did not release him, according to a source who saw how the transaction was listed. Neal missed the first practice Wednesday with a hamstring injury.
The injured reserve designation means Neal is due some cash as an injury settlement so he can then be free to sign with anyone else if he wants to keep playing.
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