Former Raiders coach found guilty, faces jail time

Former Raiders coach found guilty, faces jail time
April 30, 2013, 4:15 pm
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Randy Hanson was found guilty of felony battery and faces up to four years in state prison. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Randy Hanson was found guilty of felony battery Monday, and the former Raiders assistant coach faces up to four years in state prison for striking a man in the face with a beer bottle, according to the The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. He was also found guilty of a misdemeanor assault.

“He feels so strongly about his innocence,” said defense attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu, who will move to reduce the felony battery charge to a misdemeanor at the June 10 sentencing. “I think this case at the very worst has always been a misdemeanor.”

Hanson, whose jaw was broken in an altercation with former Raiders head coach Tom Cable in 2009, attacked now 52-year old James Kelsey at a Pismo Beach bar last fall. The exact details of the case are cloudy as Hanson said his memory may have been impaired by "10 glasses of wine."

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Kelsey suffered a broken nose and concussion in the early morning incident Aug. 4. He claims he was attacked unprovoked, while Hanson maintains he acted in self defense.