Raiders’ Owner Al Davis Speaks With Tom Cable Regarding Allegations

Raiders' Owner Al Davis Speaks With Tom Cable Regarding Allegations ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coach Tom Cable said Wednesday that
he has spoken with Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis about allegations that Cable
has a history of violent behavior toward women.

"What we talked about is between us and we'll keep it
that way," he said.

Cable said the conversation came within the past two days
and that his job status was not discussed. Cable said he plans to coach the team
for the remainder of the season.

The Raiders are undergoing a "serious evaluation" of
allegations made to ESPN by Cable's 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 on Sunday. Cable said the altercation happened more than 20 years
ago and was the only time he's ever touched a woman inappropriately. He stood by
that statement Wednesday, declining to answer any questions on the topic.

In other news, running back Darren McFadden (knee),
receiver Chaz Schilens (foot) and offensive lineman Robert Gallery (leg) all
returned to practice on a limited basis. Cable expects all three to be able to
play when the team returns from its bye to face Kansas City on Nov. 15.

Defensive end Greg Ellis underwent arthroscopic surgery
on his injured knee Wednesday and the team won't know his status until next
week.

Cable also said that Samson Satele will remain the
starting center when Gallery returns. Chris Morris began the season as the
starting center before moving to guard when Gallery broke a bone in his leg on
Sept. 20 against the Chiefs. Cable said Satele has been a bright spot for the
team of late.

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