Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Cable decision not expected this week
By Bill Williamson
Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson
It appears Oakland coach Tom Cable will have to wait until, at least, next week before finding out whether he will be charged in an assault case involving assistant coach Randy Hanson.
In a taped phone message on a media line Tuesday, Napa County (Calif.) district attorney Gary Lieberstein said he doesn’t expect to have any updates this week. He recommended media to check back late next Monday afternoon. Before he gave that information, Lieberstein said when a decision whether to file charges is made, the media line will be updated. Lieberstein said the matter is still under review. The Napa police presented the case to Lieberstein’s office more than a week ago.
The investigation centers on whether Cable assaulted defensive assistant Randy Hanson in an Aug. 5 meeting at the team’s training camp facility in Napa. Hanson said he suffered a broken jaw in the assault and Cable threatened to kill him.
Cable has maintained his innocence. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Cable would be subject to league discipline if implicated in the case.