WHAT A GUY -- Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable punched one of his assistant coaches in the face and fractured his jaw in an Aug. 6 fight at the Napa Valley Marriott, the Raiders training camp headquarters, according to numerous published reports. Cable continues to refuse comment, 12 days after the incident. Well, of course, this really big bully doesn't feel that he has to say anything, to anyone. If he did not cause the injury, why not say so?
SURPRISE! VICTIM REFUSES TO FILE CHARGES
Raiders defensive assistant coach Randy Hanson (below, right) was the victim. He refuses to file charges against this abuser, his boss the coach. Hospital authorities contacted police, a hospital policy where there may have been an assault. Police said they have dropped the case because the victim does not want the police to pursue an investigation.
SUSPECT REFUSES TO COMMENT
Declining to discuss his involvement, Cable said "It's an internal issue that we are dealing with, and that's all I'm going to say," reported Fox Sports.
THE PROUD, THE MANY, THE NFL
And some wonder why so many NFL players abuse their wives, girlfriends and children and take pride in being intimidators. It's not just that they're playing an aggressive, physically brutal game. A big part of the cause is the fact that those above them in the NFL team hierarchy either look the other way or do the same thing themselves. If team owners and coaches refused to allow such behavior, it would stop.
FATHERS AND SONS
I hope that father's who take their sons to Raiders games, for a fun bonding experience, boycott the team and future games -- and e-mail or call owner Al Davis, spelling out why they are boycotting and what it'll take to get them back as fans.Why should fans continue to pay big bucks to go to games and have their kids idolize goons whose behaviors you pray your kids won't model.
HISTORY OF GREAT HIRINGS
Surely Davis (left) can be reasoned with. After all, he hired the first Latino head coach in NFL history, Tom Flores, in 1979. And then in 1989, Davis hired the second African American head coach in league history, Art Shell. Al Davis also placed a woman, Amy Trask, as president of the club, in a far higher position than any other NFL owner or executive has placed a woman, according to Wikipedia. Next, he can fire a bully coach.
The New York Times just reported that NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the league will investigate reports that Cable got into a fight that sent one of his assistants to the hospital. And well they should.
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