Report: Raiders Assistant Hires Lawyer, Turns X-Rays Over to Police
Hanson's jaw was injured in an altercation at the Raiders' training camp compound on August 5. As FanHouse first reported, Cable assaulted Hanson during a coaches' meeting, sources said, after which Hanson had to be hospitalized.
An NFL source told FanHouse's Nancy Gay that Hanson suffered a fractured jaw during the fight. NFP corroborated that report, as did Yahoo! Sports, both citing new information that Hanson has required additional hospitalization for lingering jaw pain and swelling.
According to the National Football Post, Cable went after Hanson multiple times during the meeting in question, knocking the assistant out of his chair and into a cabinet. Cable then allegedly choked Hanson, according to NFP's source, before other people in the room pulled the two apart.
"Cable said, 'I am going to kill you, I am going to kill you,' as he was choking him,'' the source told NFP.
Following the Raiders' lone training camp practice in Napa on Thursday, Cable continued to say the team was handling the matter.
"Yeah, we're still going to take care of it internally," Cable said. "One thing I will tell you is this -- when all the facts come out, everything will be fine."
Cable said he was unaware whether the NFL or the Napa Police Dept. had contacted the Raiders about making the head coach available for questioning. "I don't know any of that," Cable said.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Cable claimed that "nothing happened" between him and Hanson, and refused to discuss the situation further. Raiders players said that afternoon they had not seen Hanson for more than a week.
Cable also would not confirm that Hanson was still employed by the Raiders, but the National Football Post's source said that Hanson will no longer be employed by the team -- a major part of the reason he has decided to aid the police in their investigation.
Also on Tuesday, NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello said that the league will investigate the situation.