Former Raiders assistant convicted in bottle battery

Former Raiders assistant coach Randy Hanson convicted of felony battery with a beer bottle.

Former Raiders assistant coach, Randy Hanson, is most well known for throwing his face onto former Raiders head coach Tom Cable's fist (alledgedly), breaking his jaw during training camp back in 2009. Now, Hanson is in trouble for going on the offensive.

Last Monday, Hanson was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and felony battery and faces up to four years in prison. More specifically, he struck a man in the face with a beer bottle.

Here are the details of the incident as outlined by the San Luis Obispo Tribune:

Hanson, who was working as a Cal Poly assistant football coach at the time, was also found guilty of misdemeanor assault - a reduction of a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon - for hitting James Kelsey, now 52, who suffered a broken nose and concussion in the Aug. 4 incident.

On Aug. 3, 2012, Cal Poly head coach Tim Walsh asked Hanson, then a defensive coach at the school, to help entertain Mustangs boosters at Mr. Rick's in Avila Beach. The boosters had specifically requested Hanson's company because of his involvement with the Raiders.

According to the District Attorney's Office, Kelsey, a patron there, helped Hanson and the boosters procure a limo and was invited to ride along with the group.

After a stop at Harry's Night Club and Beach Bar in Pismo Beach, Kelsey said, he returned to the limo to find Hanson passed out in the back. When he nudged Hanson in an attempt to make room, Hanson cracked his nose with a bottle.

While Kelsey said the attack was unprovoked, Hanson claimed he acted in self-defense.

Hanson said Kelsey became belligerent toward him, telling him he wasn't a Raider and was a "p---y."

At one point, Hanson said, Kelsey reached into the limo and grabbed his shirt, tearing it. That's when he struck Kelsey with a bottle.

To read the entire article, click here.

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