November 1, 2009

Tom Cable has anger issues

We all heard about Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable allegedly assaulting his assistant coach, giving the public even more ammo for people to sling at the worst-run organization in the NFL. Well apparently things are worse, a lot worse, in fact you probably don't want to invite Cable to a Thanksgiving dinner anytime soon.

Two women, including his former wife and a recent girlfriend, say that Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable has a history of violent behavior toward women.

In separate interviews with ESPN's "Outside the Lines", Sandy Cable and Marie Lutz say that Cable hit them during relationships dating back more than 20 years.

Cable's alleged temper has been in the news since August, when Oakland assistant coach Randy Hanson accused Cable of breaking his jaw during an altercation in a coaches meeting.

On Oct. 22, Napa County district attorney Gary Lieberstein said he would not pursue charges against Cable, citing inconsistencies in Hanson's story that were not corroborated by the three assistants in the room at the time.

But the two women interviewed by "Outside The Lines" say that Cable, in his first full season as the Raiders' head coach, physically abused them at various times during their relationships.

In 1989, Sandy Cable sought a temporary order of protection, which said, 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."

Did the Raiders even try to do a background on this check before they hired him? How about the University of Idaho before that? Did somebody ever thing that this sort of behavior might be a bad thing for a head coach? Considering that Cable has some huge Northwest ties, it's really sad but I have absolutely no respect for a guy that beats women. Hopefully the Raiders fire him after the season.

If they don't, I'm waking up Al Davis' corpse and telling him to fire Cable.


  1. Hey, is Tom Cable the fastest coach in the NFL? I thought that was a prerequisite for any job with the Raiders?

    John Taylor

  2. At the Golden Corral? Yes, he's the fastest.