What Raiders head coach Tom Cable referred to Monday as "an internal issue" may be about to go external. Or maybe infernal.
The NFL-themed Web site National Football Post, citing an unnamed source, reported Thursday that injured Raiders assistant coach Randy Hanson is prepared to turn over medical records to Napa police, initiating an investigation that could lead to Cable being charged with felony assault.
The Web site also said that Hanson has hired San Francisco-based attorney John McGuinn and that the medical records will show that the defensive assistant coach suffered a fracture in his upper jaw.
It also reported Hanson, suffering from lower-jaw pain, had to seek additional emergency room treatment Wednesday night near his home in Livermore.
The Web site also offered new details on the Cable-Hanson incident.
Citing its source, the National Football Post said Cable and Hanson met Aug. 5 with defensive coordinator John Marshall and defensive backs coaches Lionel Washington and Willie Brown in a room at the Napa Valley Marriott to discuss a plan to reduce Hanson's role with the team.
As Hanson heatedly addressed Marshall, Cable came up behind Hanson and knocked him out of his chair and into a cabinet, the Web site said.
Cable and Hanson fell to the floor, where Cable began to choke the smaller man, according to National Football Post.
"I am going to kill you, I am going to kill you," Cable said as he choked Hanson, the Web site said.
The other coaches pulled Cable off Hanson, but Cable went after Hanson again, according to the report.
The next day, Hanson was examined by doctors at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, which in turn notified police as dictated by hospital protocol.
Hanson declined to cooperate with police then but apparently has changed his mind.
Napa Police Lt. Brian McGovern told the Contra Costa Times on Thursday that police haven't heard from Hanson about turning over the medical records and filing a complaint.