Press release, Napa Police Department


The following information was released today on the Napa Police Department Web site as a press release:

Assault Investigation (Oakland Raiders)

On August 6, 2009, the Napa Police Department was dispatched to the Queen of the Valley Hospital regarding a report of an alleged assault that had occurred the previous day at the Raiders Training Camp Facilities in Napa, CA. The victim reported he had been assaulted by a staff member of the Raider’s organization. The incident took place at approximately 10:00 AM on August 5, 2009.

Upon initial contact the victim did not want any police action or formal charges filed. The victim refused to identify the responsible or any potential witnesses. Due to a lack of information provided to the police department the case was closed. Since that time, new information has come to light which has resulted in the investigation to be re-opened. Due to this being an ongoing criminal investigation no other information will be provided at this time. Any future updates related to this case will be posted in the Press Releases section on the Napa Police Department’s webpage at the following address: www.napapolice.org


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Rockstar

    How does someone from Podunk Missouri become a Raider Fan anyway?

  • 4evaRaider

    lefty12 Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    Dakota,you can sit there an say you hope you are wrong about Cable and that you hope he is successful all you want,but the perception that you’d rather see him fail so you can say i told you so IS there,whether that is the case or not.

    I dont believe that

  • Lol…good one Oak.

    Hey Raiderjhawk…don’t get pissed at me because I speak the truth, lol.

    Lefty, I really don’t care what the perception is of me on the Cable issue. I think he is a good o-line coach placed in a situation where he shouldn’t be…I will always call it as I see it on the Raiders…I don’t care if it pisses some of you off.

    Jerry, fix this fukker already!

  • Tonio

    4eva… w/ 3 kids of my own… 18 15 and 8 … you couldnt be more right…lol

    Breaking: Napa police reopen criminal investigation of assault on Raiders asst. Considering felony charges.

    Fri, 21 Aug 2009 20:54:16 +0000

  • Oakglenn Says:

    August 21st, 2009 at 2:38 pm
    Funny thing about all of this is I am sure the Godfather is laughing himself silly.
    A few minutes ago, you were sure there would be no charges….so, go back to your juvenile name calling. That’s the only thing you’re sure of.

  • Mistabrown

    Ok, I guess a hamstring pull doesnt qualitfy for an injury.

    Oakglen, you can get help for your disease at sociopaths.com

  • lefty12

    4eva-i didn’t say i believe Dakota hopes he fails but the perception is there and by reading many comments directed at Dakota,i stand by that statement.read post 37.

  • RaiderRockstar

    How does someone from Podunk Missouri become a Raider Fan anyway?


    I’m from California, Kell. Lived there for 25 years. Lodi/Stockton area

    Moved here (Missouri) 2 years ago. I’m not a bandwagon fan. I could easily root for the Chiefs. I’m surrounded by thier fans and 3 hours from Arrowhead. It’s just not in me.

    Win, Lose or Tie … Raiders till I die

  • Crude Earl

    How does a liberal piece of crap from California get off criticizing or questioning anyone from the Midwest?

  • I’m from California, Kell. Lived there for 25 years. Lodi/Stockton area
    LMFAO!!!!!! Too Funny. Yeah you Podunk.

  • Crude Earl

    At least RR had the brains to jump off of a sinking ship and found a great place to live and raise a family.

  • Rockstar–Get out in the world some, bro 😉

  • lefty12

    Dakota,i’m not pissed at you and i know you could give a rats arse if i was.you are entitled to your opinion just like anyone else.if one didn’t visit here daily and read the comments regularly,i could see where they would question whether you were a Raider fan or not.as you like to say,i’m just being realistic and making a statement.don’t get in an uproar over it.

  • 4evaRaider


    you shouldnt base ANYTHING on what raiderjhawk says

  • I hear ya Rockstar. Where you at now?

  • Mistabrown Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Ok, I guess a hamstring pull doesnt qualitfy for an injury.

    What part of “cut” from Jerry’s press release are you too stupid to understand? And even if they did offer him some type of “settlement” for a hamstring pull, not a tear mind you, the amount would probably be for a bus ride out of Napa.
    But keep talking, you keep embarrassing yourself as usual.

    Current Score:
    Oakglenn 4,356,879 missed-a-brain 0

  • Lefty, I know I upset some of you with my dissing of 1) Al Davis, 2) some of the players, and 3)of some of the coaches…

    …just know it comes from the heart…I want the Raiders to win so bad that everything and everyone that, IMO, works against us winning pisses me off!

  • RaiderRockstar

    jump off of a sinking ship and found a great place to live and raise a family.


    thats the way I see it. thanks Earl

    I got lots of friends & family there in CA though. I’ve flown there 3 times already – once for a funeral 🙁

    Lodi is mainly hispanic. Stockton is a mix of hispanic/black & asian. white is the minority in both places. there are some wealthy white folks in Woodbridge, Clements, Lockeford, Acampo, etc. probably sell grapes to the winery

  • lefty12

    4eva-that is just one example.Dakota and i have had many good discussions about our team.i don’t have any problems with him,except his hatred of Cable-would like to see him at least give the guy a season or 2 before always ripping him a new one.as i’ve said before,if we had this blog back in the late 60s,Dakota would have probably ripped AD for hiring Madden

  • DirtyBathWater

    WHO CARES!!!!!! All this crap is simply crap!! I can’t wait for tomorrow when we can talk about the damn game other than this unimportant story between cable and pee wee herman

  • Tweets from sportsline.com:

    Raiders backup QB Jeff Garcia on starter JaMarcus Russell: “He’s a big, strong-armed kid. He’s got a great personality. I think we can help him improve some of the things that he’s working through as far as his conditioning and overall preparation. He has a great attitude, and I’ve seen him grow as a decision-maker.”

    3:22 ET Backup QB Jeff Garcia said his “leadership” and “work ethic” can help the Raiders. “Hopefully, (I’ll) bring strength to the position, help JaMarcus (Russell) grow as a player and just add security. I feel like I can still play at a high level and, if I’m given that opportunity, hopefully I can take advantage of it.”

  • Terrapin

    aint this some sht …this hanson guy is a piece of work …you can tell he’s trying to set himself up for a payday …why else would you want to talk? you already know you aint’ gettin your job back.

  • DirtyBathWater

    Hey Dekota how recent is that tweet?

  • RaiderRockstar

    got an Aunt in Oroville
    Uncle in Citris Heights
    Grandma (deceased) used to live in Cloverdale
    Brother in Modesto
    friends all over Roseville, Lodi, Stockton, San Diego

  • Nation

    Could you possibly conceive, that this Hanson investigation, could be a distraction for Cable?

  • DirtyBW,

    The top one was from 3:25 ET, I assume from today as it is currently at the top of cbssportsline.com

  • Terrapin

    It possibly could be a distraction …the team should be used to this kinda stuff by now, sadly.

    All the coaches may have to be questioned. For a guy that supposedly loves the Raiders (Hanson), he sure isn’t acting that way now.

    The turd should’ve been flushed a long time ago.

  • lefty12

    KK-i’ve heard Cable say(i’m paraphrasing)that there isn’t enough hours in a day to get all the work done they need to do.so yes,any time Cable has to spend on this BS will be a distraction from him getting his work done.

  • RaiderRockstar
    209 in the house.

  • RaiderRockstar

    awesome Lynn!

    Louis Rankin is from Stockton. did u know that?

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    KoolKell Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 2:10 pm
    Nothing at all against Tom Cable, but, this is just another example counterproductive bullshyt Al Davis’ management produces.
    Sad and true. Now all the coaches will have to go through interviews and depositions….Cable might get hauled into the court room during the season….why?

    Because Al Davis management skills are no longer effective in the modern era.

    This Hanson guy is a caricature. How does a clown like that hold down an NFL job….to be a snitch no less…probably talking “Boss Hog” to other players and coaches.

    Al Davis really needs some help. His organization is a mess

  • RaiderRockstar

    “We at the Napa Police Department, our officers investigated it to the best of our abilities, but we were handling it as a misdemeanor,” McGovern said. “But a broken jaw does make it a felony – that is why the case is being reopened.”

    On Thursday, a report on the National Football Post Web site said that Hanson was choked and had his life threatened by Cable, according to unidentified sources. The report said Hanson’s attorney, John McGuinn, would turn over medical reports to the Napa police Friday.

    McGuinn did not return calls seeking comment on Friday.

    The National Football Post story cited unidentified sources who gave a detailed account of what seemed to be Hanson’s side of the story. The sources said Cable knocked Hanson out of his chair and into a cabinet, choked him on the ground and threatened twice to kill him before other coaches broke it up.

    Any crime committed by an NFL employee, including head coaches, would be considered a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy.

    With or without criminal charges, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to impose a fine and/or suspension on anyone he determines broke the rules.

    Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer

  • lefty12

    it seems this clown is essentially trying to blackmail the Raiders-or would it be called extortion.anyway,we should get a good idea about how AD feels about Cable by how he reacts.will he support him or throw him under the peripheral bus?

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    All I have to say…is that they better get an assistant coach schooled up to take over when Cable gets pulled.

    I am going to guess something happened…and the law is what it is…and you can best believe that Commissioner Goodell is looking for an opportunity to apply the conduct policy to a non-player to demonstrate fairness.

    Not good folks…depositions….court time…and what if Hansen does a civil suit….This could tie up Mr. Cable for awhile….and courts don’t care about schedules or anything.

    Thanks Mr. Davis for FORCING Tom Cable to have to work with a clown like Mr. Hansen. Good freekn work.

    Get a GM

  • RaiderRon

    Wow! The Hansen is Als spy theory is starting to carry some water.

  • Cable should have simply asked Hanson to choke himself, like how Gunny asked Private Pyle in FMJ:


  • Simon

    Al fire them both then fire yourself. This is yet another embarrassment and totally ridiculous.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Cable demoted the guy because he was confusing the cornerbacks and safeties on the field.

    What the hell is Al Davis’ problem with allowing a head coach to do his damn job!

  • RaiderRockstar

    “Yeah, we’re still going to take care of it internally,” Cable said. “One thing I will tell you is this _ when all the facts come out, everything will be fine.”


    Tom Cable is a no nonsense guy and a straight shooter according to almost everyone. He said “when all the facts come out” which means all the facts haven’t come out yet … the more we’re hearing, the worse it looks for Cable

    He wouldn’t say “everything will be fine” and “no punches were thrown” if that wasn’t true. My guess is either Hanson started it or somebody else shoved Hanson

  • 4evaRaider

    Like I said…If everyone sticks together 4 the common good…No problemo

    No witness…No case

    Simple as that.I have lived it

  • Somebody ask Jerry what he thinks about the Hanson/Davis angle.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    4evaRaider Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    Like I said…If everyone sticks together 4 the common good…No problemo

    No witness…No case

    Simple as that.I have lived it
    Then get a nice obstruction charge thrown on you and then everyone is singing a different tune.

    THIS IS ALL ON AL DAVIS! Hanson had about as much business being an assistant coach as I do.

    What a load of B.S! A punk guy that no one liked or wanted around…there to spy on the coaches and players.

    Al Davis should coach the team himself.

    This is damned ridiculous

  • lefty12

    SnB-1st offense.if the com. does anything he’ll probably recommend counseling-something along the lines of anger mgt.1st time offenders don’t usually get suspended.even if this starts out as a felony,it will be probably be plea bargained to a misdemeanor-fine,no jail time-that is unless he extorts a settlement from the Raiders and decides not to press charges.

  • RaiderRockstar

    i’m out. have a great weekend fellas

  • 4evaRaider

    L8ter Rockstar Brother

  • Florida Pete

    just another slip and fall…

    nothing to see here folks…

    moving right along…

  • Raiders13LA

    Hanson……… Stop Snitching…….
    Or if you ever come opon any member of the Raider Nation. Your Gonna have more than a broken Jaw…….

  • Jombus1

    GO Cable! All I have to say is remember last season when Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers punched a teammate in the face in which he sustained injury. He was only suspended one game. That is the WORST POSSIBLE scenario. Most likely, Cable will be fined a hefty penalty, like 75,000 to 100,000 dollars.

  • Richochet

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 2:10 pm
    Hanson got suspended LAST YEAR by Kiffin for being a loud mouthed punk. He needed someone to bust him right in the grill. Cable did. We call that leadership.
    Typical dumbass reply from the resident clown.

    Punching someone is what you call leadership?

    No, moron. That’s called assault, you ignorant fool.

    It’s called jail time. It’s called a rap sheet. It’s called lawsuits. It’s called league punishment.

    You’re a little dweeb, aren’t you? Little fatass? Mama’s boy? Live vicariously through others? In this case, the Raiders?

    Admit it, bitch. You get picked on alot, don’t you? And now you’re reduced to propping a loser throwing a sucker punch, and calling it “leadership”.
    See, most Raider fans don’t want the hassle of calling out other raider fans as being tools, fools, and asswipes.
    So I get to do it. 🙂

    and it’s free

    Is that cool, or what?