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Cable Won’t Face Chargers Over Incident with Hanson

Raiders coach Tom Cable won’t face charges after being investigated over allegations that he assaulted one of his assistants, ending a two-month saga that was a cloud over the team’s season.

Napa County district attorney Gary Lieberstein said Thursday that the investigation concluded no charges were warranted.

“Our duty is to do the right thing for the right reasons,” Lieberstein said. “Under the facts and circumstances of this case, it would be a miscarriage of justice to pursue criminal charges and we will not ask our citizens to give up their valuable time for jury duty, nor will we allow our criminal justice system to be compromised.”

Cable has denied the charges from the beginning and said shortly before the district attorney’s announcement that he trusted in the legal system. Cable said he does not intend to speak to the media again until Friday.

“The Raider organization waited patiently for a comprehensive legal process to conclude and now this matter has been resolved,” Raiders spokesman Mike Taylor said. “Our focus has been and remains on the New York Jets.”

Commissioner Roger Goodell said last week that criminal charges need not be brought against Cable for the NFL to discipline him if he broke the league’s conduct rules.

“We will review the decision announced earlier today by the Napa District Attorney and the facts developed in the underlying investigation,” the league said in a statement Thursday. “Following that review, we will take appropriate action, if any, under our policies.”


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