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Rolando McClain arrested for assault, discharging a firearm

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Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested and stands accused of illegally firing a gun in his hometown of Decatur, Alabama.

CSNBayArea.com reports that McClain has been arrested for discharging a firearm within city limits, third degree assault, menacing, and reckless endangerment.

Decatur Police Lt. John Crouch told CSN that McClain is currently in jail.

“I can tell you that Rolando McClain is under arrest,” Crouch said. “He’s been charged with third degree assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm in city limits. He is still in custody.”

McClain, who went home this week for his grandfather’s funeral, was reportedly involved in a fight on Wednesday night before the shooting broke out.

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101 Responses to “Rolando McClain arrested for assault, discharging a firearm”
  1. raidingtexas says: Dec 1, 2011 4:32 PM

    Next steps:

    1. Hire criminal attorney to defend against charges.
    2. Hire trademark attorney to prevent Bills linebackers from using gun firing move.

  2. deepseabreeze says: Dec 1, 2011 4:33 PM

    yeah throw your career down the toilet why don’t ya? along with the raiders season. what a selfish prick. im sick of these idiot overpaid children being paid a kings ransom to play a kids game

  3. jjljr says: Dec 1, 2011 4:34 PM

    gotta love that Commitment To Excellence

  4. sbelig says: Dec 1, 2011 4:34 PM

    I’m sure his emotions may have been running high being at home for his Grandfathers funeral. But I gotta say it still. Idiot.

  5. champgiff says: Dec 1, 2011 4:35 PM

    Idiot…

  6. i3addog says: Dec 1, 2011 4:35 PM

    Wait….according to the brain trust on this site it’s only the Packers players who break bad. You mean all teams have their troublemakers ? Who woulda thunk it ? You know who you are.

  7. andyreidcarboload says: Dec 1, 2011 4:35 PM

    Roll up with a gun, Tide!

  8. bombayjon says: Dec 1, 2011 4:35 PM

    What an idiot. I hope the Raiders cut him. We don’t need someone like that.

  9. naednek says: Dec 1, 2011 4:35 PM

    no surprise here.

  10. bigtganks says: Dec 1, 2011 4:35 PM

    As a Raider fan, way to go you dumb ****.

    SMH

  11. 7pints says: Dec 1, 2011 4:35 PM

    buh-bye, Ro Ro!

  12. steelersownyou says: Dec 1, 2011 4:36 PM

    Typical raiders!

  13. dccowboy says: Dec 1, 2011 4:36 PM

    the perfect raider

  14. kyleortonsarm says: Dec 1, 2011 4:36 PM

    What is this guy, a Pittsburgh Steeler wannabe?

  15. txxxchief says: Dec 1, 2011 4:36 PM

    It must be part of the grieving process in Alabama.

  16. bigjdve says: Dec 1, 2011 4:36 PM

    Can you explain how you get from a funeral to a fight?

    The funeral explains how he was in Alabama, what it doesn’t explain is what he was thinking.

  17. cowboyhater says: Dec 1, 2011 4:37 PM

    My advise to Rolando is to hire the lawyer Ray Lewis used to clear him.

  18. tbrad26 says: Dec 1, 2011 4:37 PM

    Idiot

  19. charly0418 says: Dec 1, 2011 4:38 PM

    Raiders should get rid of him already. He’s very inconsistent on the field and a headache off the field. Not worth the talent/risk.

  20. govtminion says: Dec 1, 2011 4:38 PM

    It’s not a REAL family funeral until the Glocks come out.

  21. paleandpasty says: Dec 1, 2011 4:39 PM

    Rolando McLain more like John McClane. Maybe he was protecting Nokatomi Plaza from Hans Gruber .

  22. silversun60 says: Dec 1, 2011 4:39 PM

    Time to reset the turd meter!

  23. Captain Chaos says: Dec 1, 2011 4:40 PM

    What a dummy. I had high hopes for this kid too.

  24. canesfan56 says: Dec 1, 2011 4:41 PM

    Another knucklehead move by a NFL player. If the men in black don’t watch out my dolphins might surprise them. At very least this incident focuses attention away from the game onto an arrested player who should have known better than brandish a gun in public .

  25. edmazeing1 says: Dec 1, 2011 4:42 PM

    Come on Ro!!!

  26. so1ar says: Dec 1, 2011 4:43 PM

    Shrimp’n aint easy

  27. dasmol says: Dec 1, 2011 4:44 PM

    What a maroon!

  28. sruel3216 says: Dec 1, 2011 4:45 PM

    good now we finally have a reason to cut this guy…cant make a tackle for his life

  29. silvernblackpa says: Dec 1, 2011 4:46 PM

    Yeah, I remember that moment at my grandfather’s funeral when it degenerated into the gunfight at the OK Corral.

    Beyond out of patience with McClain on and off the field. So much for that pre-draft talk that he was a quiet, solid kid who didn’t get into trouble.

  30. warvette says: Dec 1, 2011 4:46 PM

    21 gun salutes are only legal at military funerals..

  31. jonrambo says: Dec 1, 2011 4:46 PM

    Two shooting incidents in one year? This guy us head to the pen or the grave. Shoulda reported the other incident unless this is in reference to it.

  32. Kaz says: Dec 1, 2011 4:47 PM

    Looks like Carson took the arrest bug with him…

  33. steelerfanjo says: Dec 1, 2011 4:47 PM

    You mean Raven wannabe? They are the criminals of the NFL.

  34. KIR says: Dec 1, 2011 4:48 PM

    Without McClain Oakland looks like a bad H.S. defense. Did you all see Curry, the linebackers and D.E. without McClain? They were lost. He’s the QB of the defense.

    Oakland Raiders are in BIG trouble

  35. snarkzilla says: Dec 1, 2011 4:48 PM

    I’ll bet Raiders fans are running his Pro Bowl vote total through the roof at this moment.

  36. wtfpft says: Dec 1, 2011 4:49 PM

    Cue the morons to say “typical raiders”. They’ve been out of trouble for a long time.

  37. chief67 says: Dec 1, 2011 4:49 PM

    A Raider player arrested , I am in SHOCK !

  38. KIR says: Dec 1, 2011 4:55 PM

    The only good thing about this is that it’s Alabama and the charge is not attempted murder. All gun charges in this country are not equal. “Discharging a firearm in city limits” is not the same in Alabama as it is in New York. Honestly, almost everyone down there has a firearm.

    My guess is worst chance scenario he’ll get probation and some type of suspension (probably 4 games) from the NFL next year after the plea.

  39. javisrk says: Dec 1, 2011 4:55 PM

    HAHA! The blotter goes back to 0!

  40. 2sloweggroll says: Dec 1, 2011 4:56 PM

    Raider fan here…

    I hope this gives the raiders a out onhis contract. Dude can not play in the NFL. To slow, no instinct and not this. I hope we cut him

  41. alpod says: Dec 1, 2011 4:56 PM

    Was his mom around? can he blame it on her?

  42. bossplayer213 says: Dec 1, 2011 4:57 PM

    Let’s hear some details first before we throw him in the can and declare his career over. Third degree assault? That’s a misdemeanor. He’s got pockets full of dead people and a good lawyer will get him off with probation.

  43. silvernblackpa says: Dec 1, 2011 4:58 PM

    Wow.

    Raiders beat reporter Steve Corkron reporting this via Twitter:

    “Victim told police that Rolando McClain put a gun against the victim’s head, removed it, fired shot next to victim’s ear.”

    So he’s a sadist too.

    Where’s that attitude on the field, Rolando?

  44. dafixisin says: Dec 1, 2011 5:00 PM

    Victim told police that he “begged” Rolando McClain not to shoot him in the head just before McClain fired a shot next to victim’s ear.

    Done… absolutely done! The Raiders already went through this crap with Patrick Bates. As they say fool me once…

    #55 is gonna have time to get his ankle right during his inevitable suspension by Goodell.

    If the Raiders are lucky, they can move him during the offseason and find a capable replacement during the offseason.

    Done. Done, done, done.

  45. beardown2489 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:04 PM

    I find it ridiculous that the public will talk for weeks about Suh being a dirty player on the field but I know that this will be a minor story on espn. Public needs to get it straight.

  46. ashman23 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:05 PM

    Chief67 ‘A Raider player arrested , I am in SHOCK !’

    And the last time was when??? Please remind me?

    As for McClain, what a total dumbass. Can’t these guys take their millions and better themselves and those around them, it seems not.

  47. tatum064 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:06 PM

    first true playoff run in a decade – check

    just now getting over penalties – check

    winning despite injuries – check

    oh yeah

    idiotic off field b.s. from fraud MLB pick – priceless

    Being a Raider fan aint easy. They pull this stuff, and we just keep coming back. sigh

    RAIDER NATION!

  48. 2sloweggroll says: Dec 1, 2011 5:09 PM

    chief67 says:
    Dec 1, 2011 4:49 PM
    A Raider player arrested , I am in SHOCK !

    *************************************

    Hey Idiot, name the last Raider that was arrested and what his crime was… Go!

    Thats what i thought, enjoy the cellar

  49. justwinbaby29 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:10 PM

    We don’t need this kind of distraction. If I were the Raiders I seriously think about cutting bait after the season. He hasn’t done much in two seasons after being a star at Alabama. Good player but not worthy of the 8th pick overall. If you pick in the top 10 – which hopefully the Raiders won’t for a long time (and they have no 1st this year and maybe no first in 2013 if they make the AFC champ game this year or next) – QB, OL, DL and the only positions worth top 10 picks.

    This is Hue’s and the new GM team now so nobody and I mean nobody is now a lock to stay (other than Carson Palmer).

  50. brees2graham says: Dec 1, 2011 5:11 PM

    @i3addog saints players don’t do this kind of bs!!! And we don’t have any girlfriend bearers on our team like Erik Walden

  51. danrooneyii says: Dec 1, 2011 5:12 PM

    6 game suspension.

  52. dannymac17 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:20 PM

    Aqib Talib is flabbergasted.

  53. ninersrule says: Dec 1, 2011 5:22 PM

    Wait…. Are you sure we are talking about Rolando McClain and not Ray Lewis?

  54. war27 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:23 PM

    All these Raider fans that say he can’t play…have you watched this defense with Darryl Blackstock wearing the headset???

    RM may not be Ray lewis but he makes the defense better as a whole then any one other person on the team.

  55. r8rsfan says: Dec 1, 2011 5:23 PM

    Next man up – Blackstock.

  56. wicky888 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:23 PM

    PFT hasnt reset the arrest meter yet

  57. citiciti says: Dec 1, 2011 5:24 PM

    YO-YO-YO—Rooo

  58. tatum064 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:25 PM

    jjljr says:
    Dec 1, 2011 4:34 PM
    gotta love that Commitment To Excellence

    ==========

    Yep, in first place, too.

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

  59. kjs7way says: Dec 1, 2011 5:25 PM

    Good!!! About to find out the true meaning of The Black Hole in his jail cel!!! Lights out!

  60. tooz72 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:26 PM

    cut his azz now…the jungle cant be taken away from these monkeys

  61. tatum064 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:30 PM

    KIR says:
    Dec 1, 2011 4:48 PM
    Without McClain Oakland looks like a bad H.S. defense. Did you all see Curry, the linebackers and D.E. without McClain? They were lost. He’s the QB of the defense.

    Oakland Raiders are in BIG trouble

    ======================

    I agree. Just enough of their offensive starters are out, so they lack the big play element and have to grind out scores and play defense late. Blackstock is horrible, and this may change the entire complexion of the Miami game – McGlockton passing, now McClain arrested.

    Next man up…but at this point..? But were facing Matt Moore. I’m just hoping CP3 doesnt start forcing picks to try for the big play every drive. Were due for a stinker on the road, since we have played well, so far. Denver is looming ever closer with Tebow Time as well.

  62. 1bigtex says: Dec 1, 2011 5:31 PM

    Time to reset the arrest blotter!

  63. cruzp23 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:32 PM

    the next ray lewis!!

  64. raiderlyfe510 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:33 PM

    Man our defense looks dumber than a bag of bricks without Big Ro in the middle….Free Rolando McClain.

  65. jpietrefesa says: Dec 1, 2011 5:36 PM

    Better reset that counter on the home page back to zero

    Almost made it a week

  66. raiderrob21 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:38 PM

    “next man up”

    Idiot!

    RAIDER NATION!!!!

  67. whynotusecommonsense says: Dec 1, 2011 5:38 PM

    With some of the details coming out it’s apparent that Ro Mac is straight up gansta.

    Also, all four charges are misdemeanor’s. Plax should have gone clubbing in Alabama.

    Wow, what a moron. I don’t care what happened prior, there is no excuse to put a gun to someone’s head. Based on the ESPN article he was interviewed for, he’s playing way, way too much Call of Duty, Modern Warfare or whatever the hell they play.

    While he ain’t a huge playmaker, he get’s that defense in the right position. Huge set back.

  68. gmen5280 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:42 PM

    What is wrong with guys making big money and being so stupid? You are making about 8 million a year, why don’t you have a security detail? No not a bunch of your gold tooth hommies packing, but real body guard to just come between you and making an jack hole of yourself.

    Same goes for driving under the influence. Don’t get behind your Bently, get a dang driver.

    —Raiders beat reporter Steve Corkron reporting this via Twitter:

    “Victim told police that Rolando McClain put a gun against the victim’s head, removed it, fired shot next to victim’s ear.”–

    If you pull your weapon, it is to defend your or anothers life, not to intimadate. What an idiot.

  69. spellingcops says: Dec 1, 2011 5:43 PM

    Commitment to excrement!
    Just shoot, baby!

  70. asublimeday says: Dec 1, 2011 5:49 PM

    What. A. Moron.

  71. joetoronto says: Dec 1, 2011 5:49 PM

    This mofo has to decide whether he wants to be in the NFL or in the hood.

    Idiot.

  72. arsement says: Dec 1, 2011 5:51 PM

    Why would you associate Drew Brees with this no-brain prick?

  73. rohlo says: Dec 1, 2011 5:51 PM

    second gun incident…. the commish is gonna suspend him on player conduct,watch…
    IDIOT…

  74. robgilman says: Dec 1, 2011 5:53 PM

    KIR you have no idea what you are talking about. Of our linebackers McClain has performed the worst. He’s unaggressive, avoids contact, waits for plays to come to him and has an attitude problem. Happier with Blackstock at least the man puts in 100%. Don’t grade the whole defense off a game McClain happened to miss. Don’t want him, don’t need him. Guys like that become a cancer & don’t deserve to play.

  75. tdk24 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:54 PM

    It’s not like he injured anyone. He made a mistake, probably shot his gun in the air, which i’m guessing is not uncommon down south. It’s not like he shot himself (Plax) or killed somone with his posse (Ray) or committed vehicular manslaughter (Little).

  76. speedkills21 says: Dec 1, 2011 5:55 PM

    Too bad the Raiders played the Bills already, would have loved to see Stevie Johnson’s imitation of this… Not!

  77. hrmlss says: Dec 1, 2011 5:56 PM

    1. Cut by tomorrow.
    2. Signed by the Raiders….Oh wait.

  78. seatownballers says: Dec 1, 2011 5:56 PM

    Dude held a gun to a guys head, then discharged it in the air. the commish just suspended Suh for 2 games after one stomp. What ya think this guy is looking at?

  79. greenbayraven says: Dec 1, 2011 5:58 PM

    cowboyhater says:
    Dec 1, 2011 4:37 PM
    My advise to Rolando is to hire the lawyer Ray Lewis used to clear him.

    My “Advise” would be learn how to spell, Moron.
    It’s Advice!

  80. mistrezzrachael says: Dec 1, 2011 5:58 PM

    Though I cannot stand either team…I’m going to LMAO when Denver gets to playoffs ahead of Oakland…God Bless

    Just the beginning of their unraveling.

    Another case of their fan base talking smack in September…and losing all discipline and falling apart in December..God Bless

    Can you imagine the …MANIA…if Tebow brings Denver to playoffs…They have a whole new religeon named after Tim…God Bless

  81. nomoreseasontix says: Dec 1, 2011 5:59 PM

    He hasn’t played up to his draft status and doesn’t seem interested in getting there.
    I don’t know who moves to the middle, but RoMac has to be on his way out with this move.

  82. ninerdynasty says: Dec 1, 2011 6:01 PM

    i guess he took oakland with him to AL.

  83. souldogdave says: Dec 1, 2011 6:04 PM

    This is terrible. Guess we’ll be looking for a linebacker…That shishtekoff

  84. bigtganks says: Dec 1, 2011 6:04 PM

    Chief67:

    Cause LJ or Vrabel were never arrested either right?

    Minnesota Vikings have had the most arrests since 2000 with 29 that included the sex boat scandal and the Bengals are second with 27.

  85. thetechnocrat says: Dec 1, 2011 6:07 PM

    Rosenthal didn’t post my comment in the earlier thread…Needless to say my opinion that it was safer for him in Oakland was wrong. Looks like Oakland is safer without him. Keep it real son! Heard! enjoy your stay on our freakin’ tax dollars.

  86. jackfnburton says: Dec 1, 2011 6:11 PM

    A Raider arrested? And? What else is new? I don’t get the joke.

  87. greenbayraven says: Dec 1, 2011 6:13 PM

    steelerfanjo says:
    Dec 1, 2011 4:47 PM
    You mean Raven wannabe? They are the criminals of the NFL.

    You’re an inbred, cousin kissing, moonshine drinking, howling at the moon, western Pa, towel waving jackass. Vikings and Bengals lead the league over the last number of years.

  88. 808raiderinparadise says: Dec 1, 2011 6:16 PM

    01-11 1:33pm pac

  89. war27 says: Dec 1, 2011 6:17 PM

    Something doesn’t add up with this guys story.

    It would seem he was possibly trying to rob McClain or gain some street cred and ended up screwing with the wrong person.

  90. gcsuk says: Dec 1, 2011 6:28 PM

    And to think I was PO’ed when the Raiders drafted him, and the Giants got stuck with Jason Pierre Paul. Oh well, looks like my son was right again… he said at the time the Giants got the better end of the deal.

  91. sullijo1 says: Dec 1, 2011 6:38 PM

    If Suh gets a 2 game suspension for on-field violence….what should this joker get??

  92. raiderstotheship says: Dec 1, 2011 6:39 PM

    Rolando this was stupid of you, but raider nation is behind you baby! You need to get your priorities straight but we need you back with curry and wimbley!

  93. dlmcc1010 says: Dec 1, 2011 6:46 PM

    these guys get a once in a liftetime opportunity to make ridiculous money playing a game that most of us played as kids for free. then you read stuff like this and you shake your head. Ive never even ehard of him, and probably wont ever hear of him being on an NFL roster again after this. Way to throw it away genius

  94. KIR says: Dec 1, 2011 8:17 PM

    @robgilman says: Dec 1, 2011 5:53 PM

    KIR you have no idea what you are talking about. Of our linebackers McClain has performed the worst. He’s unaggressive, avoids contact, waits for plays to come to him and has an attitude problem. Happier with Blackstock at least the man puts in 100%. Don’t grade the whole defense off a game McClain happened to miss. Don’t want him, don’t need him. Guys like that become a cancer & don’t deserve to play.
    ___________________________________

    Please go back and look at the Denver game it’s on NLF(dot)com and pay very close attention to Blackstock and curry and the D.E.’s SMH and LMAO

  95. jutts says: Dec 1, 2011 8:21 PM

    He’ll get cut, then sign with the Bengals……

  96. captainloaded says: Dec 1, 2011 9:03 PM

    He did list Ray Lewis as one of his idols growing up…..Like Ray says, “People want to be us.”

  97. dlk47823 says: Dec 1, 2011 9:08 PM

    Always have your loaded firearm with you while attending gramdmom’s funeral.

  98. blackqbwhiterb says: Dec 1, 2011 9:29 PM

    He was protecting….the victim threatened to get Hue Jackson fired and bring back Norv since his days in S.D. are numbered….

  99. joetoronto says: Dec 2, 2011 6:09 AM

    raiderstotheship says:
    Dec 1, 2011 6:39 PM
    Rolando this was stupid of you, but raider nation is behind you baby! You need to get your priorities straight but we need you back with curry and wimbley!
    ***************************************************
    Excuse me but you don’t speak for the Nation, speak for yourself.

    The guy is a turd that needs to be flushed.

  100. bertcampaneris says: Dec 2, 2011 8:56 AM

    “He’ll get cut, then sign with the Bengals……”

    Nah….he should be a Raven. Besides it’ll be a natural progression/passing of the torch…..when Rayenthal steps aside this guy can step right in w/o skipping a beat – and I’m not talking about on the field.

  101. donttazemebro says: Jan 16, 2012 11:49 PM

    Perhaps Sherriff Reggie will show this guy the door.

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