The Raiders haven't had much bad news to report so far in 2010. Clancy Pendergast leaving after 11 days to be a defensive coordinator at Cal has been the worse news, actually the only bad news the Raiders have had.
And now, a blast from the past. It was last August that Randy Hanson was admitted to a Napa hospital. Also in August, word came out that Tom Cable was responsible for Hanson's fractured jaw. It was last October that Gary Lieberstein (Napa D.A) announced that Tom Cable would not be charged in a criminal trial.
After criminal charges were dismissed, Hanson came back to work for the Raiders, but not as a defensive backs assistant, he was transferred to the personnel department.
With Hanson back to work, it appeared that all these problems were over. But now, Hanson has challenged Tom Cable to round 2. Hanson's civil suit is made of 3 actions: Battery, Assault and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress.
Assault and battery, I'll give that to Hanson. But the 3rd one? Inflicting emotional distress... Does Hanson wear panties or is he just overly sensitive? Hanson says that Cable shouted, "I'll F**k'n kill you." If I had a nickel for every time I said that, I'd buy the Raiders from Al Davis and reform the franchise with an uncapped season.
I also question Hanson's dedication to the Raiders. This lawsuit comes as the Raiders are trying to re-sign Richard Seymour. This article comes as Cable and his staff (believed to be returning for 2010) are preparing for next weeks scouting combine in Indianapolis and preparing for the April draft.
The Raiders have had a good off-season so far. Sebastian Janikowski has been re-signed, Hue Jackson is the new offensive coordinator and Mike Waufle is back to coach the defensive line. Let's hope Hanson's resurgence doesn't derail the 2010 off-season.