Raiders Plan Evaluation of Cable Allegations

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Byline: Josh Dubow Associated Press

ALAMEDA, Calif. u The Raiders will undertake a "serious evaluation" of allegations coach Tom Cable has a history of violent behavior toward women.

The team released a statement in response to allegations made to ESPN by CableAEs first wife, Sandy Cable, and former girlfriend, Marie Lutz, that the coach physically abused them at various times during their relationships.

Cable acknowledged striking Sandy Cable with an open hand in a statement Sunday. Cable said the altercation happened more than 20 years ago and was the only time heAEs ever touched a woman inappropriately. He stood by that statement Monday, declining to answer any questions on the topic.

The Raiders said they first learned of these allegations from ESPN in the past week.

"In conjunction with the league office, we will undertake a serious evaluation of this matter," the team said in a statement Monday. "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. …