Sunday, October 11, 2009

Why Hasn't Tom Cable Been Suspended?

What Hanson says he never saw coming was an alleged violent attack by Cable the following morning that left him with a fractured jaw and a polluted relationship with the franchise he has loved since childhood.

“From my blindside, Tom Cable threw me from my chair and into a piece of furniture that a lamp sat upon,” Hanson told Yahoo! Sports Friday during an extensive interview at a Bay Area restaurant. “He was screaming, ‘I’ll f——- kill you! I’ll f——- kill you!’ And I have no reason to believe he wouldn’t have killed me if they hadn’t pulled him away.

“If my head would’ve hit a different way, I might be dead right now.”


Why, exactly, is Tom Cable allowed to coach the Oakland Raiders after this incident?

Lets go to a pretty analagous situation from a couple years back. Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith got into a verbal altercation with one of his teammates, defensive back Ken Lucas and at some point Smith went over, punched Lucas, and broke his jaw. There was no waiting for police reports and district attorney's decisions. The Carolina Panthers took swift action and suspended Smith for two games.

So why hasn't Cable been suspended?

Look this wasn't some situation out at a club or a bar or at Cable's home. This altercation happened during training camp at a facility being used by the Oakland Raiders. There is no way in the hell that a player could have gotten away with something like this without some kind of punishment being handed down by now. So what makes Tom Cable above the law so to speak?

I can tell you one thing, in a day and age where coaches are benching players because of misunderstandings over their use of twitter, the NFLPA should be weighing in on this situation because it is a clear and undeniable double standard. If players are going to be held to a high standard then damnit so should coaches.

Especially head coaches.

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