Aug 5, 2012 10:36 PM by Bill Halter

Cal Poly assistant football coach arrested

Cal Poly assistant football coach Randy Hanson was arrested at 1:23am Saturday morning after allegedly attacking a man with a beer bottle at Harry's Nightclub and Beach Bar in Pismo Beach. Hanson was charged with battery and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail. As of Sunday at 4:30pm Hanson was still in custody at the jail according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department. The alleged victim was treated by medics at the scene and allowed to go home.

The Pismo Beach Police Department says a short altercation led to a beer bottle to the face of the alleged victim. Police say the alleged victim was bloody and that Hanson did not give a statement.

Cal Poly head coach Tim Walsh told KSBY Sports he did not want to comment on the incident until he talked to Hanson. The Mustangs start practice on Monday at 3:00pm.

Hanson was hired in April to be the Mustangs defensive backs coach. The 44 year old has an impressive resume that includes coaching jobs with three different NFL teams. In 2003, Hanson was hired as an offensive quality control/quarterbacks coach for the Minnesota Vikings. He was promoted by the Vikings to assistant quarterbacks coach in 2005 and served as quality control coach/running backs coach for the St. Louis Rams in 2006. In 2007, Hanson joined the Oakland Raiders as assistant secondary coach.

In 2008, Hanson was suspended by Raiders coach Lane Kiffin after Hanson was critical of the team's effort in a season-opening loss. Raiders owner Al Davis intervened on Hanson's behalf and later fired Kiffin. In August of 2009, Hanson accused new Raiders head coach Tom Cable of punching him and breaking his jaw during a coaches meeting. Hanson sued Cable but prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to win the case.

Hanson left the Raiders after the 2009 season and joined the coaching staff of the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League in 2011.



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