Napa, Calif. Tom Cable went on the defensive Tuesday and the NFL said it would investigate reports that the Oakland Raiders coach got into a fight that sent one of his assistants to the hospital.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league is looking into the situation to try to determine the facts of what happened.
A day after calling it “an internal issue that we are dealing with,” Cable denied anything transpired at all with defensive assistant Randy Hanson earlier this month. Cable allegedly punched Hanson in the jaw.
“Nothing happened,” Cable told a large swarm of reporters Tuesday when asked about it following a joint practice with the San Francisco 49ers. “Listen, you want to talk about this football team and the players on this football team, I’ll talk all day. Otherwise, I’m not getting into it.”
A report filed with the Napa Police Department describes an unnamed 41-year-old Raiders assistant coach being treated at the Queen of the Valley Hospital for a jaw injury, which the victim alleges was caused by an unidentified member of the Raiders coaching staff on Aug. 5.
AOL Fanhouse reported that Cable was the coach who caused the injury.