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"You know what’s gonna happen there," Hanson recalls saying in a lengthy tell-all to Yahoo Sports. "Tom's gonna come out of the meeting and say I’m the problem, that I’m the one confusing them and blame it all on me."
And then Hanson says Head Coach Tom Cable delivered said blame with a body-slam into the furniture, death threats and enough f-bombs for a Scorsese movie.
Randy Hanson is speaking publicly for the first time since the alleged brawl at Raiders' training camp, and gave a lengthy and detailed version of events to Yahoo! Sports. Hanson says a brewing interpersonal conflict between coach Cable and himself came to a head the night of Aug. 4, with Cable blowing his top and throwing Hanson's body across a room and into a cabinet.
"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," Hanson said. "If my head would’ve hit a different way, I might be dead right now.”
Make no mistake. Those are the words of a man who is a plaintiff in a pending lawsuit.
Hanson also names names by telling who was in the room. He says defensive coordinator John Marshall and defensive assistants Lionel Washington and Willie Brown were present. He says they had to pull the enraged Cable off of Hanson. Marshall confirmed he had been interviewed by Napa Police, but told Yahoo! Sports, "I can’t talk about any of this."
Hanson actually wore a Raider jersey to his interview session with Yahoo! Sports. Despite having his face allegedly rearranged by the Raiders' coach, Randy Hanson still remains a fan.
After Sunday's awful loss to the Giants, Raider Nation can relate to what it's like to get beat up and still keep wearing your Raider gear.
Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who is still trying to avoid any and all "scores and highlights" shows after Sunday's Raider game.