NOW wants Cable suspended
NFL: The National Organization for Women says 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 says in a statement that the Raiders are “properly” investigating charges made by Cable’s first wife, Sandy Cable, and former girlfriend, Marie Lutz, that the former University of Idaho player and coach physically abused them at various times during their relationships.
O’Neill says Cable’s admission to striking his first wife means he has not been the “role model” he should be. She says he should resign and seek help. Cable has acknowledged striking his first wife with an open hand more than 20 years ago and says that’s the only time he’s touched a woman inappropriately.
Idaho State puts Allen in Hall
Football: Former Idaho State and current Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen will be inducted Saturday into the ISU Sports Hall of Fame at halftime of the Bengals’ game against second-ranked Montana.
Allen’s No. 41 also will be retired. The Vikings (7-1) have a bye week, and school officials say Allen will be at the game.
Allen was the 2003 winner of the Buck Buchanan Award as the defensive player of the year in Division 1-AA. He leads the NFL in sacks with 10.5.
Kick for Cash winner denied
A University of Montana student who kicked a field goal to win a $10,000 prize during a Griz game likely won’t get the money because he hadn’t been away from the sport long enough.
Matthew Brenner, a 20-year-old sophomore, kicked a 45-yard field goal during UM’s “Kick for Cash” contest last Saturday.
But he didn’t meet the qualifications to be a contestant because he hadn’t been away from organized football for five years.
Brenner kicked a 27-yard field goal to lift his high school team, the Sidney Eagles, to a 2007 win.
“You can play high school football, as long as you’re five years removed from that,” said Dan Ingram, account executive for Grizzly Sports Properties, which organized the contest.
Brenner said he didn’t really read the contract before he signed it.
Ingram said Grizzly Sports Properties is trying to come up with a consolation prize.
“It’s obviously disappointing for him, and we don’t want him to go away with hard feelings,” Ingram said.
It may be too late.
“It’s been two years since I’ve kicked a football, but I guess that doesn’t matter now,” Brenner said. “I guess they can’t take away the fact that I made it.”