Raiders will evaluate allegations against Cable

The former wife and a recent girlfriend of Tom Cable alleged during television interviews over the weekend that the coach of the Oakland Raiders has a history of violent behaivor.

In seperate interviews, Sandy Cable and Marie Lutz said on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that Cable physically abused them. Cable acknowledged striking Sandy Cable with an open hand in a statement released to The Associated Press during an¬†altercation he said happened more than 20 years ago.

The Raiders responded Monday, saying in a statement they will join the league office in evaluating the matter.

“Over the last few days, we learned of the allegations made against Coach Cable and we are, of course, aware of his response thereto,” the statement read. “In conjunction with the League office, we will undertake a serious evaluation of this matter. We wish to be clear that we do not in any way condone or accept actions such as those alleged.

“There have been occasions on which we have dismissed Raider employees for having engaged in inappropriate conduct. For reasons of privacy, we kept the basis for those dismissals confidential. We endured public opprobrium for the dismissals, all the while knowing our basis for them was appropriate.”

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