By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 at 4:19 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders have issued two separate press releases regarding the recent ESPN story on coach Tom Cable and what the network called a history of violence toward women:
STATEMENT ABOUT ALLEGATIONS
Over the last few days, we learned of the allegations made against Coach Cable and we are, of course, aware of of his response thereto. In conjunction with the League office, we will undertake a serious evaluation of this matter.
We wish to be clear that we do not in any way condone or accept actions such as those alleged.
There have been occasions on which we have dismissed Raider employees for having engaged in inappropriate conduct. For reasons of privacy, we kept the basis for those dismissals confidential. We endured public opprobrium for the dismissals, all the while knowing our basis for them was appropriate.
STATEMENT ABOUT ESPN
ESPN’s role in this matter must be carefully examined. ESPN routinely disseminates falsehoods about the Raiders. During the last year, ESPN (working with someone who was in this organization) engaged in a calculated effort to distort the truth about the Raiders, utilizing lies and innuendo.