By Paul Wexler
RaiderBeat.com Staff Writer
An attorney representing injured Oakland Raiders assistant coach Randy Hanson will turn over medical records at the request of the Napa, Calif., police on Friday that show Hanson’s jaw is broken, multiple sources told the National Football Post.
John McGuinn, an Employment and Labor attorney based in San Francisco, has been retained by Hanson. Sources say that McGuinn will turn over records from an additional emergency room visit made Wednesday night near Hanson’s home in Livermore, Calif., that show a fracture in his upper jaw.
Head coach Tom Cable has not commented on the alleged assault, calling it, “an internal issue.” Numerous media outlets and Web sites have fingered Cable as the person who attacked Hanson.
On Thursday, Cable said in response to the latest report: “We’re still going to take care of it internally. The one thing I will tell you is, when all the facts come out, everything will be fine.”
Multiple sources have described the alleged assault on Aug. 5. According to the source in the latest report, Cable demoted Hanson from his job as an assistant defensive backs coach to doing “film work,”
Cable reportedly felt that Hanson confused the Raiders defensive backs. After a closed door meeting with with the defensive backs, Cable met with the coaches and told Hanson not to come to practice.
According to the source, it was in the meeting with the coaches, that included Cable, defensive coordinator John Marshall, defensive backs coach Lionel Washington and assistant defensive backs coach Willie Brown, that Cable allegedly came at Hanson from behind as he was verbally contesting what Marshall had said.
Hanson was knocked out of his chair and into a cabinet, the men fell to the floor where Cable attempted to choke Hanson until they were broken up by the other coaches.
“I am going to kill you,” Cable said, allegedly, as he choked Hanson. ” I am going to kill you.”
Cable reduced Hanson’s role to breaking down film and told him he would not travel with the team.
Hanson met with managing general partner Al Davis in an attempt to circumvent coach Cable. Davis told him that he wouldn’t undermine the head coach. Davis offered Hanson any of three positions with the Raiders: pro personnel department, breaking down video or taking the money and shutting it down.
Hanson reportedly told Davis he did not like any of the three options.
According to the source, Davis called back the next day and spoke with Hanson again. Hanson reiterated that he wasn’t interested in any of the three options and hung up on Davis.