Former Raiders Coach Randy Hanson Convicted On Battery Charges

When last we heard the name Randy Hanson it was in relation to his broken jaw that, depending on who you believe, was the result of either a sucker or phantom punch thrown by then Raiders head coach Tom Cable. As we know no charges were pursued and Hanson soon found himself out of work and eventually out of the NFL.

So when Hanson’s name stared to make its way through the news cycle again it came as no surprise that he was once again involved in an assault case. However this time it was Hanson who was accused of doing the assaulting.

Just under a year ago Hanson, an assistant coach at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, was accused of battery and assault when he allegedly hit a man over the head with beer bottle outside of night club in Pismo Beach. According to reports Hanson was out cold in the back of the limo when he was awoken by a 52-year-old man who learned a hard lesson – you don’t disturb Randy Hanson when he’s in the recovering stages of a nasty bender.

Hanson’s response to his wakeup call was to crack the man over the head with a bottle causing a broken nose and concussion. A jury agreed with the accuser despite Hanson’s contention that it was self-defense. With the potential of facing jail time Hanson will be sentenced on June 10th.

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