ESPN: Davis `fined’ Cable $120,000

This week’s ESPN bombshell: Raiders owner Al Davis deducted $120,000 from the paychecks of coach Tom Cable during the course of the season as fines for the club losing organized team activity sessions as mandated by the NFL.

As reported by Adam Schefter, Cable has filed a grievance with the NFL to recover the money.

Amid that backdrop of the owner fighting with each of the last two head coaches over money, the Raiders are expected to name Hue Jackson as head coach early this week. Schefter reported longtime NFL assistant Al Saunders, who has been interviewed by Davis as a head coaching candidate at least twice, as a potential offensive coordinator.

The Raiders confirmed a single interview as part of the “process” of naming a new coach, giving no names and not specifying whether it was for the head coaching position or not.

A week ago, ESPN reported cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha had failed to hit likely incentives and his contract had voided.

In other news, ESPN also reported former Raiders and Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will serve in that capacity for the Dallas Cowboys, meaning he won’t be coming back to Oakland. The contract of two-year defensive coordinator John Marshall has expired and the Raiders are expired and he is not expected to return.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • alex7

    and the Seahawks CANNOT beat the Saints, right?

  • No Mas Diamante

    Lets trade dhb and lechler to the pats for our draft pick back

  • PlunkforHOF

    Way to go Jets! The only way I could be happier right now is if that had been my beloved Raiders humiliating the Cheatriots. Buckeye! You there?… Woot!

  • alex7

    Don’t be crazy! DHB was taken in the 8 spot! Patriots have like our 17th pick! They need to give us their 1st AND 3rd for DHB only.

  • No Mas Diamante

    Anything can happen alex but I really think that this was the Jets super bowl. they shot their wad and were exposed as a predictable offensive team. They ran the run / dink / dunk to perfection tho. props to them.

  • No Mas Diamante

    questionable calls by bellicheat today.

  • No Mas Diamante

    retire the hoody…

  • bigblackdeath29

    rex ryan was right. he only has to be better for one game.

  • bigblackdeath29

    can the jets win 3 in a row on the road against hof qb`s.

  • marios

    Greg Biekert new Raiders Head coach

  • They shut down NE to 3 first half points, and stalled them in a 7 1/2 minute drive in the forth, and that’s coming off of Indy last week, somethings going on here, be surprised…..

  • Raiderbuck

    The Pats are out and now I don’t care who wins! Because it’s not going to be those lying cheating bastages! 🙂

  • I like M Zimmer & Marinelli for DC if available. I also like M Sigletary and Perry.

    Saunders & McDaniels for OC!

    I’m not 100% sold on Hue, but he will have a good staff that can help.

  • beach

    10.Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 16th, 2011 at 9:10 am
    Al Davis fighting over 120K, when if he would just back his coach and maybe get a home playoff game, he would probably stand to earn at least 10 times that amount if not way more.
    Yes, the egotistical, cheap, SOB trying to screw another Head Coach over. Please go away, Mr. Davis. You are a bum.

  • beach

    I want my 2011 season tickets for FREE, cheapskate Al!

  • Hire Biekert as LBs coach.

  • beach

    Jets over the Packers in the Super Bowl. I love the way the Jets boldly called out Belichick and Brady. They made them look like fools. Ryan totally outcoached Belichick and Sanchez totally outplayed Brady. Nice to see the New Yorkers shove it to the New Englanders!

  • bigblackdeath29

    please al tell me you watch the jets beat brady with some man and zone mix.that`s brady and manning in back to back weeks.

  • GG

    Only one person is still ‘alive’ with the Super Bowl list.

    Midwest Fan – Steelers vs Packers

    Who tipped when all 12 playoff teams were alive.

  • Beach, here on the East coast, we would like “ONE” nationally televised game. Must of been the 2000 computer glitch thingy.

  • beach

    Time to take a stand against Al Davis, Raider fans. Pay Cable his money, or we will hold out next season! You like losing money, you old fool?

  • GG, thanks for keeping that going, a tip of the Raider cap to you!!!!!

  • beach

    The NFL is a business. I understand that as well as anybody!

  • bigblackdeath29

    hire someone from baltimore as D.C.


    Patriots problem: too much Woodhead, Not enough Moss

  • beach

    420.860Todd Christensen Says:
    January 16th, 2011 at 5:21 pm
    Beach, here on the East coast, we would like “ONE” nationally televised game. Must of been the 2000 computer glitch thingy.
    You might get that. I’m just tired of the “games” that our “extremely cheap” owner plays. He is greedy to the core!

  • GG

    McDermott DC candidate?

  • bigblackdeath29

    421.beach Says:
    January 16th, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    Time to take a stand against Al Davis, Raider fans. Pay Cable his money, or we will hold out next season! You like losing money, you old fool?

    yes lets take a stand.give cable his money for breakin the rules,that the nfl found him guilty of and took away the raiders ota`s.we want cheaters!!!!!!!!to get paid.

  • We should keep Hue, and add Marinelli.
    Hue as HC and Marinelli as DC, or Marinelli as HC and Hue as OC. I also like M Zimmer.

    Hue, Marinelli, or Zimmer for HC. I think that’s the best we can do with Al as GM.
    I also like Saunders, McDaniels, Singletary, or Perry as coordinators.

    Make it happen Al.

  • I like S McDermott too as a coordinator.


    Man! Have you read the Steve Corkran story?!

    Cable talking on the record about Al forcing him to play players he didn’t want to play and dictating.
    Talk about the sh!t hitting the fan!

  • England,

    I didn’t.Post the link please.

  • bigblackdeath29

    cable did not want to play jason campbell or mike mitchel.he also wanted to cut mitchel,but cut brown instead.brown was added to the practice squad later.cable challenged the owner and lost normally i would side with the coach over davis but i believe cable was wrong on this one.


    Raider O Says:
    January 16th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I didn’t.Post the link please.


    It’s on this page O.

    “Midway through the season, Cable told Bay Area News Group that people “would be stunned if they knew what I’m being forced (by Davis) to do out here.”

  • England,

    I just got done reading it.
    F The Fat Monkey!!!!

    Stick it to him Al!!!!

  • I’m glad Al did what he did!

    -Cut MM?!?! Our 2nd RD pick after ONE season?!?!? F Cable!!!!
    -Start Garbagekowski over JC?!?!?! F the Fat Monkey!!!

    Damn you Fat Monkey!!!!!!!!!


    O, I think the story has just begun.

  • weaselbit

    What the f—-would we want Ryan back for anyway? He sucks.