11.5: Mona Lisa Wallace on Tom Cable
Mona Lisa Wallace, the President of the San Francisco Chapter of N.O.W. speaks with Greg Papa on Chronicle Live regarding the allegations against Raiders Head Coach Tom Cable.
Additionally they next national organization for women did not respond which surprised me. But then they were prompted by Christine Brennan the columnist from the USA today and at. The organization's president Terry -- issued this statement today Tom cable's history of violence against women at. -- raises a question why is he still the head coach of an NFL team. The Oakland Raiders properly say they are undergoing a serious evaluation of these recent allegations. At the very least he should be suspended it. During this process a man who has admitted to bettering his Weiss wife has no business being a role model for all of us who. Would like to be able to look up to the head coach of an NFL. Team. Tom cable did acknowledge on Sunday that -- an open hand he slapped his first wife. More than twenty years ago and it's often very serious. Situation we do welcome you to chronicle not present a -- -- dot com and right away we bring in -- Mona Lisa Wallace the Mona -- your the president of the San Francisco chapter. Now welcome to chronicle my first of all. Thanks handles. The -- them for your organization is now when I was little one's surprise why you guys had reacts now why it took a little while. Where you want aware of this story when I first broke and was a Christine Brennan the USA today columnist that brought this story charity organizations. -- Well I can't speak for that exactly and our Press Secretary it was the when he contacted me we've been focusing earned -- their issues in the east bay. Right Winger and the Richmond high school issue. -- where did you speak to Terry or nail in the national organization for women president on this issue since the statement was issued yes -- -- and what was the what was the back and forth there why was this statement issued on behalf of -- -- Well one point three million women are are the victims of domestic violence a year created department of justice and this very important issue for the nationalization. -- -- we are we -- having multi issue. Business where we look at many different issues and domestic violence is right up there. I'm a bit in this matter and that. He admitted to battering one women women and he's being accused of battering to Weathers has three victims slower asking for it is a temporary suspension until this cannot be sorted out he is a role model for many young -- Also -- you want him immediately suspended as the coach of the Raiders for what happened more than two decades ago. Do you wanna suspended with pay -- man does have a right to earn a living Nittany until this is why. The right thing for him to do you really is to you to step up to use the play like this that's not football but stepped up. And take responsibility. For his actions get some help obviously there's something going on here there may be a pattern. And maybe an after an investigation is done maybe more than three victims will come -- sure. Stationed feel that it's your obligation at all to to do any research. Yourself so I mean you as sandy cable I don't know if you know sandy cable -- his wife his first -- for Marie -- who -- these accusations but. Before you start defending I understand why your organization exists you do great work I'm not here to denigrate much organization does and I'm a full full heartedly. Back Q what did you did you did you organization feel. An obligation to at least try to ascertain what the truth is and not always defend that the the accusers carte Blanche. Absolutely absolutely here where simply asking for an investigation we're asking for this to be investigated. Just his two years ago I'm with the deanza rape case in the baseball team there -- There was there was no prosecution we feel that sometimes. It needs it it it in these sports related matters that there is. A culture of violence which accepts certain behaviors and doesn't make a big deal out of bed and so we're here and make a big deal out of it. I'd lastly how big of a -- to get American that if the NFL or the Raiders do not act swiftly enough and in your opinion and Tom cable the next time the Raiders play -- off this weekend. The next game will be a week from Sunday at home. Against Kansas City will your organization show up and and demonstrated any way if he coaches the Raiders that day to think that's a good idea -- you're asking me out essential question. I'm not that I -- advisory how he had that that means. The it will have to see so you're not to say yes or no. The Mona Lisa. Thank you Mona Lisa Wallace the president of the San Francisco. Chapter of it now.