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Web report: Assistant to file police complaint; Cable said, 'I am going to kill you'

  • In these undated photos provided by the NFL, Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable, left, and defensive assistant Randy Hanson are shown. Cable declined to comment Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, about reports he punched Hanson in the jaw and caused injuries that required treatment at a hospital earlier this month. According to AOL Fanhouse, Cable hit Hanson on Aug. 5 for unknown reasons. A report filed with the Napa Police Department describes an unnamed 41-year-old assistant coach being treated at the Queen of the Valley Hospital for a jaw injury. (AP Photos/NFL)

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.


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