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Former Raiders assistant sues Tom Cable and the team

Randy Hanson, the former Raiders defensive assistant who was allegedly assaulted by Oakland head coach Tom Cable last August, filed a civil lawsuit against Cable and the team earlier today.

The lawsuit, which was filed in Alameda County, Calif., claims assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

It claims Cable threatened Hanson by repeatedly screaming at him: "I'll [expletive] kill you!" (This had been reported by Yahoo! Sports in October.) It also claims the altercation left Hanson with a fractured jaw and two cracked teeth.

The Raiders are aware of the lawsuit, according to ESPN, but would not comment on it. Nor would Cable, who was not criminally charged (Napa County district attorney Gary Lieberstein cited inconsistencies in Hanson's story that weren't corroborated by the three other assistants in the room at the time).

Hanson was put on paid leave until December, when he returned to work for the team as a scout in the personnel department.

Despite his 9-23 record in two seasons as head coach, Cable has reportedly been retained the team, though no official announcement has been made by Al Davis' bunch just yet.

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