This guy's a bully and a cad. Look at him next to his NFL pro football players (pictured above). He is the biggest -- even without the shoulder pads. Tom Cable is huge!
No one is surprised that he could fracture the jaw of his assistant coach, Randy Hanson. And he did, whether arrested for it or not.
CABLE'S HUGE, BUT NO GENTLE GIANT
You've heard the expression "gentle giant." No, no, it's not descriptive of the Oakland Raiders Coach Cable. But, often, really big guys have learned to talk softer, move more slowly and be gentler around folks because their size intimidates most people.
Tom Cable, however, is the exception. He likes to hit little people. Have you noticed that Cable isn't in trouble for hitting any of the big guys who play pro ball for him? Hell, no. He throws a punch at an assistant coach, Randy Hanson, who is small in stature. I'd guess that Cable is a good 200 pounds heavier than Hanson. That's a whole other person's worth of weight.
EX-WIVES & EX-GIRLFRIEND SAY CABLE HIT THEM
And today we learn that Cable likes to hit on even smaller persons -- women, a former wife and former girlfriend were physically abused by Cable. Such class the man exhibits. But why be surprised when we know that like-attracts-like. After all, his boss is Al Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders.
CABLE NEEDS COMMITMENT
Tom Cable needs to be committed before he kills someone. That WAS what he was yelling at Hanson: "I'll kill you....!" That's when he "unintentionally" broke Hanson's jaw, according the Napa district attorney Gary Lieberstein, who declined to pursue charges against Cable.
That's what concerns Cable's ex-wife and ex-girl friend, as they said during separate interviews aired this morning on ESPN -- that he could end up killing someone if something isn't done, by someone.
WISE-UP COMMISSIONER GOODELL
Why in the world hasn't NFL Commissioner Goodell hired some mental health professionals to at least test Cable? Oops, that would mean bringing in experts who actually know something about emotional imbalance, lack of impulse control and anger-management. We wouldn't want that.
The two women interviewed by "Outside The Lines" told ESPN that Cable physically abused them during their relationships.
Ex-wife Sandy Cable sought a temporary order of protection, which read, in part: "On two occasions, one back in '86 and the other in '88, he hit me. The second time in the face, however on attempts to call law enforcement, my husband would rip the phone out of the wall."
A third woman, Cable's second wife Glenda, to whom Cable was married for 17 years, did not talk with ESPN. But in documents related to the couple's 2008 divorce, she said that "in the past he has been physically and verbally abusive to me."
Marie Lutz, who recently dated Cable for several years prior to his marriage in May, said Cable hit her "three, four times." In the ESPN interview, she described a scene in a car after they left a restaurant where "(Cable) just got so angry I could not recognize him" and that he hit her while driving.
CABLE ADMITS HE HIT EX-WIFE, KIND OF
Cable released a statement this morning admitting that he hit his first wife. However, I think he believed his reason for hitting her would get him a pass from other men, who would think it was her fault -- if they believed Cable.
During his first marriage, Cable said: "I became aware that my wife Sandy had committed adultery. I became very angry and slapped her with an open hand."
NO SLAP, "HE PUNCHED ME"
Sandy Cable's response to Cable's allegation: "He constantly made accusations throughout the relationship. There was never any infidelity on my part. And he did not slap me, he punched me."
Why are the women talking now? Sandy Cable told "Outside the Lines" that she spoke out "because it continues to happen." While Lutz said she wants Cable to get help for his anger.
WHERE ARE THE GOOD GUYS?
Not everyone in the NFL are bad guys like Cable. But, people like Tom Cable sure taint the good guys, especially when they don't speak up to say they think such violent behavior is wrong. Why don't they speak out? Surely that doesn't mean that they're all doing it, these big, brave men. No, it can't mean that. But, obviously, they are scared of something.
THERE ARE OTHER OAKLAND RAIDERS TOM CABLE POSTS:
TO READ "NFL WILL REQUIRE RAIDERS COACH TOM CABLE TO UNDERGO PSYCH EVALUATION" CLICK HERE.
TO READ "WHAT BROKEN JAW: D.A. WON'T FILE CHARGES AGAINST RAIDERS COACH TOM CABLE" CLICK HERE
TO READ "NFL VIOLENCE; OAKLAND RAIDERS ASST. COACH TELLS POLICE HEAD COACH BROKE HIS JAW" CLICK HERE
TO READ "WORKPLACE BULLIES: A PROBLEM OF EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS" CLICK HERE
TO READ "A DISGUSTING BULLY: RAIDERS COACH PUNCHES ASSISTANT AND FRACTURES JAW" CLICK HERE