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Vehicle driven by Raiders’ Rolando McClain hit in shooting

Darren Sproles, Rolando McClain

Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was unhurt, but his vehicle was struck by a bullet, in a shooting in his hometown of Decatur, Alabama.

Fox 40 in Sacramento reports that McClain called the police and reported that someone had shot at his SUV. Investigators found one round stuck in the rear hatch. No one was injured.

McClain and his passengers talked to the police, and the incident is still being investigated. Local law enforcement has not publicly identified any suspects.

The 21-year-old McClain was the eighth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft after playing college football at Alabama. He started 15 games as a rookie.

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34 Responses to “Vehicle driven by Raiders’ Rolando McClain hit in shooting”
  1. mybuttsayspft says: Jan 28, 2011 2:46 PM

    Wait you forgot to add your lame parting shot at him since he’s a Raider.

  2. radrntn says: Jan 28, 2011 2:46 PM

    dude , you got millions now…get out, and stay out of the hood…….donate some money to help build a program for kids there so they don’t grow up shooting cars.

  3. jrs2300 says: Jan 28, 2011 2:52 PM

    Wow who would’ve ever thought he would’ve been safer staying in Oakland than going home

  4. irishdawg42 says: Jan 28, 2011 3:00 PM

    He needs to stay in Oakland where it’s safe….8 )

  5. hobartbaker says: Jan 28, 2011 3:16 PM

    Disturbed by the violence, Rolando will return immediately to Oakland.

  6. deepbacksidedig says: Jan 28, 2011 3:22 PM

    radrntn says:
    Jan 28, 2011 2:46 PM

    dude , you got millions now…get out, and stay out of the hood…….donate some money to help build a program for kids there so they don’t grow up shooting cars.
    **********
    You are assuming the shots did not hit the intended target?
    He need not have been up to anything,
    hometown jealosy could be in play.
    Hopefully it was a random mistake.

    Some kid showing off, tripped, the gun went off, they scatter.

  7. patpgh says: Jan 28, 2011 3:32 PM

    So how much did McClain get fined for the helmet-to-helmet contact in this photo?

  8. cincinnasti says: Jan 28, 2011 3:33 PM

    mybuttsayspft says: Jan 28, 2011 2:46 PM

    Wait you forgot to add your lame parting shot at him since he’s a Raider.

    ———

    That’s just Cincinnati and Dallas nowadays… Raiders have long ago stopped signing miscreants and besides they wouldn’t want to offend their source for almost everything… Chris Mortensen..

  9. adammanab08 says: Jan 28, 2011 3:50 PM

    I say per capaita that Decatur, Alabama is the crime capital of the world. I live close by and I tell you the news is full of violent crime that goes on in this relatively small town. It is all about drugs and Im not saying that Ro is involved in that its just that its dangerous to be out and about in alot of the areas of this town.

  10. CJ says: Jan 28, 2011 4:01 PM

    patpgh,

    It depends. Looks like the picture is of a tackle on Sproles. If it was right after a reception then it’s possible he did get fined. However, there is no penalty or fine for helmet to helmet contact on a runner, so if it was on a handoff, there would’ve been no flag or fine on that play.

    I don’t recall McClain getting fined for any illegal hits other than the Amendola DDT early in the season.

  11. CJ says: Jan 28, 2011 4:15 PM

    adammanab08,

    I dunno man, Pritchard might give it a run for that title, per capita or not.

  12. norcaleagles says: Jan 28, 2011 4:45 PM

    If you want to talk about high murder rates per capita, I think Salinas, CA is pretty high up there. The gangs and gang violence are crazy down there. Im sure every single state has their fare share of violence though.

  13. Deb says: Jan 28, 2011 4:53 PM

    @radrntn …

    It’s not always that easy. Ro can move out, but it’s his hometown and he can’t take everyone he cares about with him. When Jennifer Hudson became successful, she tried to move her family out of the Chicago projects where they were murdered, but they didn’t want to leave their home and lifetime friends. The players may be able to afford to live in better circumstances, but they’ll still want to visit their friends and relatives from before. And a lot of those areas are dangerous.

    Thank God he wasn’t hurt.

  14. huejackson says: Jan 28, 2011 5:38 PM

    Ok for al the fat 50 year olds here.
    First of all He was not in the “hood”
    Mclain is not as gangsta or thug by any means.
    He listens to Metallica and pantera.
    He has lots of white family members.

    So that will put a rnd to all you racist…
    Oh and by the way The Raiders are winning the superbowl in 2012…..Most talented team in the NFL. Mclain will be the best LB in NFL history

  15. raiderapologist says: Jan 28, 2011 6:02 PM

    patpgh says: Jan 28, 2011 3:32 PM

    So how much did McClain get fined for the helmet-to-helmet contact in this photo?

    That looks like the hit that put the little fella to sleep. If so, it was shoulder-to-helmet contact, and it was nice.

  16. ndomination says: Jan 28, 2011 6:15 PM

    Ridin’ dirty…

  17. sweetnlow44 says: Jan 28, 2011 6:17 PM

    So, if someone points out that Decatur is a crime ridden area, that makes them racist? Nice leap there, huejackson.

  18. therolandobottom says: Jan 28, 2011 6:31 PM

    Dear Rolando,

    For the love of god please be safe. If you have t0 find a nice suburban white family to stay with during the offseason please do so.

    Sincerely,

    The Raider Nation

  19. unclecaptainshane says: Jan 28, 2011 6:32 PM

    @ adammanab08

    I don’t know. I live below Camden, NJ, and they have the highest violent crime rate in the country. And they just laid off half their police force.

  20. unclecaptainshane says: Jan 28, 2011 6:34 PM

    Also I remember that hit on Sproles. He killed him. It was great. Stupid Chokers

  21. therolandobottom says: Jan 28, 2011 6:36 PM

    Since you guys are on the subject of most dangerous cities per capita I found some info. New Orleans is #1 in Murder and has been for at least 3 yrs straight. Here is a link to the most dangerous cities in 2010.

    http://www.walletpop.com/photos/dangerous-cities/

  22. joetoronto says: Jan 28, 2011 7:12 PM

    What’s up, Rosenthal, how come you keep deleting my posts?

  23. rayguyreturns says: Jan 28, 2011 7:21 PM

    So is the league going to impose a fine on the shooter for an illegal hit or what?

  24. toledolions says: Jan 28, 2011 7:48 PM

    Murder rates per-capita:

    1) New Orleans, LA
    2)Richmond, CA
    3) St. Louis, MO
    4) Detroit, MI
    5)Baltimore, MD
    6)Baton Rouge, LA
    7) Flint, MI
    8) Newark, N.J.
    9) Birmingham, AL
    10) Hartford, CT

    Source: FBI

  25. toledolions says: Jan 28, 2011 7:50 PM

    ^^^^ Supposed to be an 8 ) not smiley face. PFT you are making bold assumptions with that one.

  26. amuzed2dth says: Jan 28, 2011 8:56 PM

    Decatur is a great place to be from….Far from!
    Anybody seen Pacman Jones?

  27. joetoronto says: Jan 28, 2011 8:56 PM

    There’s already been 8 murders in Toronto this year.

    There’s usually between 50-60 in a whole year, not good.

  28. marcsasharc says: Jan 28, 2011 9:16 PM

    if you listen to Metallica or Pantera you cant be hood, apparently.

    also, he has white family members. cant be hood. at all.

    also, Hue Jackson ^^ apparently knows his way around Decatur, Alabama.

    this guy never ceases to amaze me with his stupidity.

  29. therolandobottom says: Jan 28, 2011 9:44 PM

    Atlanta is far worse my friend.

  30. Deb says: Jan 28, 2011 11:40 PM

    Oh, torontojoe, guess the comment I posted HOURS ago has been censored, too. But this isn’t a Rosenthal thread. Would love to understand what the objection is. :roll:

    @huejackson …

    You assuming the commenters are “fat 50-year-olds,” then announcing that Ro listens to Metallica and has a lot of “white family members” to prove he’s not a thug is just as bigoted as someone who’d assume a guy is a thug because he’s black.

    McClain is a terrific, smart linebacker and loved by his Tide fanbase. I have no doubt he’ll be a great NFL player. Yes, the Raiders are a very talented team … with some big management issues. You might want to at least get back to the playoffs before you declare a Super Bowl victory.

  31. keeponhating says: Jan 29, 2011 1:44 AM

    i was at the game when Rolando gave Sproles the concussion. I remember all the chargers fans were mad because we cheered. Like they wouldn’t have cheered if somebody put a hit out on McFadden. Oh and he was deemed a runner not a defenseless receiver so he was not fined. He was fined for the body slam against the rams i think. Pretty sure it was the Rams TE

  32. joetoronto says: Jan 29, 2011 8:08 AM

    I was just trying to post a video of the hit, that’s it.

  33. unclecaptainshane says: Jan 29, 2011 11:01 AM

    @ keeponhating

    I’d take the 15 yard penalty and the fine for the body slam. That was awesome

  34. Deb says: Jan 29, 2011 12:07 PM

    @joetoronto …

    If the link was to youtube, there shouldn’t have been a problem. But they won’t post links to videos on the NFL’s Web site.

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