Former Raiders coach Tom Cable was fined $120,000 by managing general partner Al Davis during last season as a result of the team forfeiting two days of organized team activities in June, ESPN reported.
Cable did not return a phone call. A Raiders official said the team had no comment. However, Cable's agent issued a brief statement.
"The league will process this matter accordingly," said Don Yee, Cable's agent, in an e-mail to Bay Area News Group reporter Jerry McDonald.
The ESPN report cited "team sources" behind the revelation that Cable was fined by Davis. Two current Raiders employees said Cable no doubt is the one leaking the information.
Cable reportedly filed a grievance with the NFL in an attempt to recoup the $120,000, which represented 6 percent of his $2 million salary.
The NFL Players Association and the NFL Management Council arrived at the two-day figure based on a meeting over an unspecified dispute about what transpired in earlier OTA sessions.
Typically, teams that are stripped of OTA days are guilty of allowing too much contact or practicing too long.
Midway through the season, Cable told Bay Area News Group that people "would be stunned if they knew what I'm being forced (by Davis) to do out here."
When told that people probably had a fair idea, Cable snapped: "(People) have no idea. It's going to come out soon, though." He added that he had not spoken with Davis since training camp, three
Cable didn't go into details at the time, but he intimated that he was being forced by Davis to play players he didn't want to use and carry players on the 53-man roster that he didn't want on the team.
Bay Area News Group reported around that time that Cable was pressured into starting quarterback Jason Campbell, even though Cable made it clear for several weeks that Bruce Gradkowski was the unquestioned starter. Cable denied that Davis played a hand in Cable's waffling on the quarterback situation.
Cable hasn't spoken with the media since Jan. 3, one day before he was informed by Davis that the two-year, $5 million option on his contract wouldn't be exercised.
Coincidentally, Davis and the Raiders won a ruling on a grievance filed by former coach Lane Kiffin, who attempted to recoup a portion of his contract after he was fired "for cause" four games into the 2008 season.
In other news, all signs still point toward Davis naming a replacement for Cable this week, and that offensive coordinator Hue Jackson remains the choice, barring a last-minute change of mind by Davis.
A person close to Jackson said that his staff has been assembled and that it doesn't include John Marshall, who was the Raiders defensive coordinator the past two seasons.
The Raiders defense ranked No. 11 last season at an average of 322.8 yards per game. However, it allowed 29 passing touchdowns and 30 points or more in six of 16 games.