NOW Urges Suspension For Cable Pending Team Investigation

This one just isn’t going to go away for Tom Cable, the Raiders or the NFL. Last week ESPN files a report on Tom Cable’s alleged history of violent behavior toward women. Since the previous charges against Cable for hitting his assistant coach were dropped, the Raiders and the NFL have gone radio silent.

They might not have a choice much longer.

NOW president Terry O’Neill says in a statement that the Raiders are “properly” investigating charges made by Cable’s first wife, Sandy Cable, and former girlfriend, Marie Lutz, that the coach physically abused them at various times during their relationships.

O’Neill says Cable’s admission to striking his first wife means he has not been the “role model” he should be. She says he should resign and seek help. Cable has acknowledged striking his first wife with an open hand more than 20 years ago and says that’s the only time he’s ever touched a woman inappropriately.

The NOW statement was first reported by USA Today.

Cable says he has spoken to Raiders’ owner Al Davis but won’t divulge the outcome of the meeting.

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