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."
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.