League commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Tuesday that he is monitoring the case of the alleged assault on Raiders defensive assistant coach Randy Hanson by head coach Tom Cable.
"We like to make sure we understand what all the facts are before we comment on it," Goodell said during a league-sponsored event called NFL Play 60 in New Jersey on Tuesday.
Hanson reportedly told a Napa police investigator during a 90-minute interview that he was struck in the face by Cable on Aug. 5 and suffered a broken jaw.
Cable has said numerous times that "nothing happened." On Monday, he said he was eager for the facts to come out so that he can talk about the matter.
It's conceivable that Goodell will summon Cable to his New York office Friday or Saturday, when the Raiders are in New Jersey for a game against the New York Giants on Sunday.
However, nothing has been planned as yet, a Raiders official said. League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that a meeting between Cable and Goodell is not imminent.
"When the appropriate time comes, we will speak to the coach," Goodell said Tuesday.
"The personal conduct rule applies to everyone in the NFL, from the commissioner to the players and including coaches. This is something we take very seriously."