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Raiders coaches -- Pride, Poise and Punches

August 17, 2009 |  5:18 pm


The Raiders tried a different approach to start training camp this summer: the players went four days without hitting.

Evidently, the same cannot be said of the coaches.

According to a report by FanHouse, which cites unnamed NFL sources, Raiders Coach Tom Cable punched defensive assistant Randy Hanson in the face, possibly breaking his jaw.

The FanHouse report came on the heels of one by the National Football Post on its website that broke the news of the Aug. 5 incident and identified Hanson, but did not name who threw the punch. The report said the altercation took place at the Napa Valley Marriott, where the Raiders hold training camp.

A police report was taken at Napa's Queen of the Valley hospital, but police spokesman Lt. Brian McGovern told FanHouse that the alleged victim did not want to press charges. McGovern told the website that police consider the matter closed at this point "unless we are re-contacted by the victim, and the victim changes their mind that they want us to follow through and pursue an investigation. At this point we're not doing anything else with it."

-- Sam Farmer

Photo: Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable, left, defensive assistant Randy Hanson. Photo credit: Associated Press.