Group calls for coach's suspension

The National Organization for Women said Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable should be suspended while the team investigates allegations he has a history of violent behavior toward women.


NOW president Terry O'Neill said in a statement the Raiders are "properly" investigating charges made by Cable's first wife, Sandy Cable , and a former girlfriend, Marie Lutz , that the coach physically abused them at various times in their relationships.

Cable has acknowledged striking his first wife with an open hand more than 20 years ago and said that's the only time he's ever touched a woman inappropriately.

LIONS: Wide receiver Calvin Johnson , who has missed Detroit's past two games with a right knee injury, took snaps with the first-team offense, and running back Kevin Smith returned to practice after sitting out the previous day with a shoulder injury.

SEAHAWKS: Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck fully participated in practice a day after sitting out to give his broken ribs a rest.

COLTS: Cornerback Marlin Jackson will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee, according to a source who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the injury.

REDSKINS: Will use their fourth punter this season when they play Atlanta on Sunday.

Hunter Smith 's right groin injury is acting up again, so the Redskins plan to sign former Dallas punter Sam Paulescu today.

COURTS: In Jacksonville, Fla., a jury convicted a man Thursday of attempted murder in the shooting of former Jaguars offensive lineman Richard Collier in 2008.

The six-person jury deliberated two hours and 45 minutes before returning its verdict against Tyrone Hartsfield , 33, at the end of a nine-day trial.


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