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Suit could force Cable to talk

Now that Randy Hanson has followed through with filing a civil suit against the Raiders and coach Tom Cable, at some point in the future Cable may have to go on the record.

And there are few things Al Davis likes less from his coaches than going on the record. He’d prefer they be seen and not heard, and he’s not even that keen on them being seen.

During the criminal investigation conducted by the Napa authorities into the Aug. 26 incident, which Hanson claims left him with a broken jaw, Cable maintained his silence with both the public and law enforcement other than saying the system would bring a just end result.

Cable wasn’t obligated to talk with police. A civil suit demanding a jury trial which alleges the infliction of assault, battery and intentional influction of emotional distress would require Cable to speak in his own defense.

No telling, of course, how long Cable and the Raiders could drag this out before that actually happens.

Hanson returned to work for the Raiders in the personnel department on Dec. 9 but has kept his distance from Cable under terms specified by the Raiders, according to court documents filed by Hanson’s attorneys, McGuinn, HIllsman and Palefsky. I’ll detail some of those requests below.

The suit comes as no surprise, and was hinted at by Hanson’s attorneys when Napa authorities declined to press charges.

Hanson declined comment to beat writer Steve Corkran, and the Raiders (surprise!) had no comment.

The suit says Cable “without warning or provocation willfully, maliciously and intentionally attacked” Hanson and claims Cable “battered and seized (Hanson’s) left jaw and neck” before being restrained by other coaches. It asks for damages in “excess of $25,000.”

(The amount is essentially a starting point. Court documents state Hanson is entitled to “an award of punitive damages in an amount to be proven at trial.”

As was previously alleged by Hanson in an interivew with YahooSports.com, it says Cable threatened to kill Hanson.

Also included in the “Facts Common to All Causes of Action” in the court document filed in Superior Court of California, County of Alameda:

– The Raiders have ratified and adopted as its own the willful, intentional and malicious acts of Cable against Hanson.

– Cable’s attack was not out of character. Cable has several times been accused of violence against women and has a documented public record of such conduct.

– As time went on, the Raiders made no effort to contact Hanson, and indeed ignored his efforts to clarify his employment status. Although the Raiders had ample opportunity to investigate Cable’s attack, they made only a cursory attempt to do so. Cable was not and has not been disciplined in any way for the egregious workplace violence which he committed.

– Then, on December 8, 2009, a Raiders representative contacted Hanson’s attorney and informed him that although Hanson would not immediately be permitted to coach, he would be allowed to “work” at the Raiders facility in the personnel department under certain conditions. These conditions included the following: Hanson was to park in front of the facility, rather than in the rear where players and other coaches parked. He was to enter only through the front entrance, rather than the rear entrance which was used by players and coaches. He was only permitted to be in the “administrative” area of the facility and could not enter the “football” side of the facility. He was not to attend any Raiders home games. If he wished to eat the lunch provided daily to the Raiders staff, he must ask someone to bring it to him. If he wished to access video tape in order to evaluate players, as his new “job” required, he was to ask someone to bring it to him.

– Hanson was initially told that these conditions would be effective for only four weeks. However, on January 28, 2010, the owner of the Raiders, Al Davis, informed Hanson that he would no longer be allowed to coach. In essence, Hanson’s segregation would remain in place so long as Hanson remained employed by the Raiders.

– The conditions imposed on Hanson’s employment effectively segregated Hanson from those who were once his colleagues. At the very least, these work conditions conveyed the impression that Hanson was being punished for some kind of malfeasance.

– In fact, the only conduct for which Hanson could be held responsible was being the latest person to fall victim to Cable’s violent rage and uncontrolled temper.

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  • Norco Bob

    Trade the 8th pick for McNabb,..word.

  • RaiderRockstar

    at 5’9″ 175 lbs how many FAST WR’s in the NFL actually make an impact?

    I can’t think of anybody besides Steve Smith (Carolina) off the top of my head and he is one tough s.o.b.

  • ottocrat

    Hello.

    My name is JaChronicallyObese Bustle. I have a pressing need, and I have decided to reach out to the Raider Nation for assistance. You see, in my young life I have had the privilege of eating everything that this world has to offer. Well, almost everything. It is my goal, no my dream, to eat a live little person. Please, if you know of any suicidal midgets in the greater East Bay, put them in contact with me. I will make sure that their families are well taken care of. And, I will make sure they are prepared by only the finest chefs. Raider Nation, I beg of you, help me in this quest.

    Sincerely,

    JarJarBlinglard Acehole.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Trade DMAC for a live little person!

  • http://atm Raider O

    I like Jacoby Ford but not in the 1st or 2nd RDs. We need OL, MLB, DL, CB, and a FB.

    HOW IS HE GOING TO HELP US AGAINST THE RUN?!

  • Silver-n-Smac

    # ottocrat Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Hello.

    My name is JaChronicallyObese Bustle. I have a pressing need, and I have decided to reach out to the Raider Nation for assistance. You see, in my young life I have had the privilege of eating everything that this world has to offer. Well, almost everything. It is my goal, no my dream, to eat a live little person. Please, if you know of any suicidal midgets in the greater East Bay, put them in contact with me. I will make sure that their families are well taken care of. And, I will make sure they are prepared by only the finest chefs. Raider Nation, I beg of you, help me in this quest.

    Sincerely,

    JarJarBlinglard Acehole.

    ***************************************************

    You win the most point-less post of the year.

    Congratulations.

  • RaiderRockstar

    repost:

    trade McFadden to Philly for McNabb.

    trade Bush and a 3rd rounder to New England for Wilfork.

    trade Russell & Fargas to Minny for a 3rd rounder.

    sign Tomlinson, Westbrook & Edgerrin James for peanuts in free agency …

  • Silver-n-Smac

    As long as our draft pick is over 300 lbs. (offense or defense), I’ll be happy.

    It’ll mean we didn’t draft a skill position player.

    (Unless there’s a 300lb. wide receiver out there somewhere)

  • Norco Bob

    Otto,..or jaobese guy,..if youre real hungry, eat old troll kell,..hes a flabby ugly gross looking piece of lard…youre welcome, and bon apetite! :)

  • http://atm Raider O

    RR,

    Jackson from the Eagles.

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829 KoolKell

    When your General Manager is 29-83.

    7 Straight Seasons of 11 or more.

    6 Winning Seasons in the last 20.

    Obviously you got waaaaaay bigger problems than Quarterback.

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829 KoolKell

    Off to the Barbershop for more wisdom. ;-)

  • Norco Bob

    Hey old troll kell,..al davis is right down the street, go tell him what you have cried about in here for years,..you arent scared are you old man? lol

  • Silver-n-Smac

    I think Jeff Garcia will be QB of the Cardinals by week #5. Not that I care one way or another, but, I have a hunch that’ll be the case.

    The Raiders ought to take a look at Boldger as a backup. That boy’s always had game. His o-line play has been worse than ours, which is hard to comprehend.

    Assuming we improve that department, he’d be a nice addition.

  • Norco Bob

    Tell the other losers in that barber shop how you will march into als office and tell him what he needs to hear. you old coward.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raider O: i’m pretty sure Andy Reid would trade his ballzack away before D-Jax!

  • Norco Bob

    Old troll kell drowns in jealousy every day over Als wealth,…sorry old man, keepin it real.

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829 KoolKell

    Doofus Boob

    You know where I’m at, why don’t you come tell me what you think of me to my face???????? Hello?????

  • http://atm Raider O

    I want McClain or an OT with the 8th pick. Anything else will be a reach.
    The top 2 DTs will be gone*

  • RaiderRockstar

    I think Jeff Garcia will be QB of the Cardinals by week #5. Not that I care one way or another, but, I have a hunch that’ll be the case.

    ***

    good for him.

    I’d rather have Garcis or Leinart over JaWalrus!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Williams or Price would improve the run D WWWAAAAYYYY more than McClain or Spikes.

    you heard it here first!

  • Norco Bob

    Not worth the 2.5 hour drive old man. lol

  • RaiderRockstar

    You know where I’m at, why don’t you come tell me what you think of me to my face????????

    ***

    LOL. another Br1en situation?

    you know Bobby and him are friends, right?

    you better be packin’ Mr. Cosby

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829 KoolKell

    Norco Bob Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Not worth the 2.5 hour drive old man. lol
    —————————-
    Then STFU, coward. lol.

  • http://atm Raider O

    RR,

    lol
    I’m saying Jackson is another small WR like Smith. You said you can only think of one, so I was just helping you remember.
    We could have drafted Jackson if we didn’t trade for D Hall!

  • Norco Bob

    But Iv invited you numerous times to my tailgate…see old troll, you are right down the street from HQ,..it makes sense to just walk in, seeing how you are right there,..to talk to Al himself,..instead of crying in a blog every day, getting nowhere,..you are just an old man, coward, all talk,..crybaby,..and at your age,..thats embarrassing.

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829 KoolKell

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 10:42 am
    You know where I’m at, why don’t you come tell me what you think of me to my face????????

    ***

    LOL. another Br1en situation?

    you know Bobby and him are friends, right?

    you better be packin’ Mr. Cosby
    —————————
    I’d say they’re closer than that. ;-)

  • Midwest Fan

    They say that Hansen is suing for 25k in damages but than he’s also going after punitive damages which could be in excess of several 100k. That will be brought up at trial, that’s my understanding of it. The $25k has to do with his injury.

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829 KoolKell

    Doofus, If you’re embarrassed, turn away, simple.

    I don’t know why you Tards fixate on me all day??????????

  • http://atm Raider O

    I will meat you all, and I will beat all of you!

    I’m the Lizard King, and I can do anything!

  • http://atm Raider O

    Meet*

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    Al Davis always does a better job dominating a court room than Tom Cable dominates a locker room (or in this case meeting room
    ********************************************

    So very true

  • Norco Bob

    Lol,..brian told me about how you and him were to meet to settle things, and you never showed,..typical old man coward…anyway hang in there old troll,..seriously though, seeing how you are in alameda, al davis is in alameda,..wouldnt you better off walking into the building?…then crying here every day, for years?…go tell him what you think, make copies of the last 7 years stats,…make your point,..or is crying in a blog more your speed? thought so.

  • Nnamdi21

    KoolKell Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 10:35 am
    When your General Manager is 29-83.

    7 Straight Seasons of 11 or more.

    6 Winning Seasons in the last 20.

    Obviously you got waaaaaay bigger problems than Quarterback.

    ==============================

    Broken record. U suck.

  • Norco Bob

    My times up here at the library,..will log on at the shelter later… good luck with Al today old troll kell!!

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829 KoolKell

    Doofus Boob

    STFU, what do you know about thought or thinking?

  • Senior Beeecham

    Krappy, that sounds like a swell offer to meet up at the barber shop. I’d love to see them dunk your old head in the comb sanitizer jar for a few laughs.

    I’m wondering – do you tell the other old geezers at the shop all about the Raider’s win / loss record all day, or do they just slap a muzzle on your mouth when you walk in?

    Now that’s a picture you should slap on your crappy ol website!

  • Nnamdi21

    Heres the deal. Hansons a f’in puz-zay. Take your f’in beatin like a man and learn from it.

    A time or two I’ve had my head handed to me and by god a time or two I had it comin.

    Learned from it and didn’t go whinin to court.

    The world was a better place when people who got mouthy and out of line got rapped in the beak and shut up.
    Its like a reset button.
    “Reboot”!
    Forces a self diagnostic.
    F-uh-k Hanson for dragging this BS out, F-uh-k Cable for not being in control of his temper and ufk Davis for letting Hanson back in the facility to gather evidence for his civil case.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Ricky Bobby,

    No need to fight, let the Killer mini Poodles handle the issue.
    After a long walk on the beach.

  • Nnamdi21

    Heres the dealio.

    Rolando McClain is the shiz night.

    He’s a 3 down LB and a f’in thumper against the run.

    He’s VERY intelligent and has a killer work ethic.

    This guy can read offenses and set the D. Unlike Morrison who’s shown over his lengthy tenure he CANNOT.

    Bet your azz McClain would LEARN from his over pursuit and not let it happen again and again and again and again and again and again and….

  • RaiderRockstar

    N21: the run defense was bad BEFORE Morrison was MLB too … for 3 years in fact

    We haven’t had a real NT since 2002.

    Sucked against the run every year since then.

    see what i’m saying ???

    They’ve been showing LT highlights on SportsCenter like crazy this week and most of them are against the Raiders. Most of the time he’s untouched until he gets to the DB’s! is that just Morrison’s fault? Is that even primarily KM’s fault? and what exactly is Morrison’s role? Most of the time under Rob Ryan he was floating back into coverage …

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!

  • Nnamdi21

    Joe Haden’s moving up…

    He’s not 6-2, 200 lbs + but he’s likely the best man coverage DB in the draft.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1273176?tag=untagged

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Hanson got what he had coming. Art Shell should have done the same thing to Jerry Porter, IMO.

  • Nnamdi21

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 11:04 am
    N21: the run defense was bad BEFORE Morrison was MLB too … for 3 years in fact

    We haven’t had a real NT since 2002.

    Sucked against the run every year since then.

    see what i’m saying ???

    They’ve been showing LT highlights on SportsCenter like crazy this week and most of them are against the Raiders. Most of the time he’s untouched until he gets to the DB’s! is that just Morrison’s fault? Is that even primarily KM’s fault? and what exactly is Morrison’s role? Most of the time under Rob Ryan he was floating back into coverage …

    ====================

    Pffft!

    NT’s or DT’s are no excuse for Morrison’s piss poor tackling on an island, constantly getting wired to blockers, over pursuing the run, not minding his gap responsibilities and getting caught out of position, making horrible audibles that cost TDs and long runs ect ect.
    Morrison sucks at MLB.
    He and Howard were brought in to deal with Gates, Gonzales and who they thought Schefler was going to be.
    That was of course assuming teams would eventually need to pass against us when our offense provided a lead.
    Surely you can’t be suggesting we DON’T need an MLB?
    Besides, Wilfork’s tagged and anyone can see with the draft of guys like Sedrick Ellis and Glen Dorsey rookie DT’s rarely have a massive impact right away despite paying them top 10-15 money.
    Do we need better play from our D line. YES!
    Is MLB mmore of a priority? YES…

  • mack-madden

    Richochet.

    Battle of Kruger video was AMAZING.

    This blog can be a total waste of my time.

    But that video was well worth me scrummaging thru various comments/post

    thanks a lo my friend

  • mack-madden

    I wouldn’t be mad if we took Joe Haden CB from Florida.

    Not a glaring need. But may be best player avaiable.

    Wouldn’t be mad bout dez Bryant either.

    Hard to pass up on definite talent

  • Richard Bentley

    To directly quote the D.A.: “The evidence is overwhelming that Tom Cable did not intend to harm Mr. Hanson.”

    Add to that that no other witness corroborated Hanson’s story, and his testimony was inconsistent.

    This is the little weasel trying to get something again. Tough go, even in a civil suit.