Tom Cable explained that his alleged assault on assistant Randy Hanson was a matter that was being handled internally. If by internally Cable meant telling Hanson to turn over his medical records to the police and hire an attorney, then everything is going to plan.
This comes on the heels of the news that the NFL launching an investigation into the events that occurred on the night of August 5th at the Napa Marriott.
The inherit fallout of the Napa Police looking at Hanson’s medical records would be to determine if he did in fact suffer a broken jaw. In which case, a misdemeanor assault could be deemed a felony.
At this point in time, no charges have been filed and there is not a formal case being pursued by the Police Department. Unless you consider asking for medical records an attempt to build a case. In which case Tom Cable had better tap Al Davis for his stash of bribe money.
From the outside, it would appear that we have only seen the tip of this iceberg. In fact, in a worst case scenario kind of way, we could be looking at a potentially explosive situation. Should a felony assault charge be pursued, one could deduce that a full investigation into the working environment of the Oakland Raiders could ensue. In which case we could see a first in professional sports as no-nonsense Roger Goodell could opt to take action and suspend an entire organization. Or, Al Davis could just up the ante and actually put a competitive team on the field and force Goodell to suck it up like Pete Rozelle by smiling for the cameras as he hands a Lombardi trophy to Mr. Davis on the NFL’s biggest stage.
The chances of Cable getting a suspension or finding himself in a Napa county court are infinitely higher than the chances of Al Davis touching another Lombardi these days. I hope that bribe fund wasn’t affected by the money Mr. Davis spent in 2008.
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