Skip to comments.Napa cops reopen probe of Raiders fight
Posted on 08/22/2009 8:40:58 AM PDT by SmithL
Napa police have reopened their investigation into a Raiders training camp melee this month that left assistant coach Randy Hanson with a broken jaw, reportedly when he was attacked by head coach Tom Cable.
Without using names, Lt. Brian McGovern said the incident at the Napa training camp at 10 a.m. on Aug. 5 was originally considered a misdemeanor but is now being investigated as a felony assault.
McGovern said the department learned about the incident Aug. 6, when officers were summoned to the hospital on the report of an alleged assault by "staff members" of the Raiders.
"The victim did not want any police action," McGovern said, and did not name any witnesses or cooperate. McGovern said the case was closed at that point based on a "lack of information."
"We at the Napa Police Department, our officers investigated it to the best of our abilities, but we were handling it as a misdemeanor," McGovern said. "But a broken jaw does make it a felony - that is why the case is being reopened."
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So it’s not just limited to their fans!
Cable was just demonstrating the Raiders Commitment to Choking.
There goes the Raiders' season...
The Pride & The Poise....
News? I think not, but I hope some of them lose their Bentleys.
Actually, the Raiders should be better than last year (not hard). This cr@p happens all the time with the Raiders, the most dysfunctional team in the league....
Now that's funny, and I'm a Raider fan....
Without using names, Lt. Brian McGovern said the incident at the Napa training camp at 10 a.m. on Aug. 5 was originally considered
The Lt Governor of the State is discussing simple assaults or any sort of assaults at football camps?
Glad to see that things are running so smoothly for California that the Lt Gov has that sort of time on his hands........
McGovern is a name, not a State elected position.
Sounds like a “teachable moment” to me. Coach just needs to stagger up to the chalkboard and start out with “Boys, if we can just take this level of passion to the field...”
Win Break Chin, Baby.
I’ve been reading a great book “What Were They Thinking - The Brainless Blunders That Changed Sports History” lately.
I’m only about 20% thru but I’ve already read (and remember) the Woody Hayes stories about how many people he cold-cocked.
Lots of other goodies, some before I was born, most aren’t.
The book seems like it should be more aptly named: "What Was They Thinking - The Brainless Blunders That Changed Sports History"
I didn’t know he broke the guy’s jaw!
Way to build team spirit!
“What Was They Thinking..”
LOL, that is a better title.