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Two accuse Raiders Coach Tom Cable of violence toward women

His former wife and a recent girlfriend claim on ESPN show that he physically abused them at various times during their relationships.

November 02, 2009|Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — The former wife of Oakland Raiders Coach Tom Cable and a recent girlfriend claim Cable has a history of violent behavior toward women, and asked that he seek help for his anger.

Sandy Cable and Marie Lutz said in separate interviews on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that the first-year head coach physically abused them at various times during their relationships.

Cable's attorney, Donald Yee, said in a statement Sunday that ESPN refused to provide details about the story when the network asked for comment. Yee questioned the network's motives after waiting until Friday to contact the coach.

Network spokesman Josh Krulewitz said ESPN stands by its story.

Cable acknowledged striking Sandy Cable with an open hand in a statement released to the Associated Press. Cable said the altercation happened more than 20 years ago and was the only time he's ever touched a woman inappropriately.

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