We have a not-so-surprising development in the case of Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain. His lawyer denies his client did anything wrong.
“Mr. McClain asserts his innocence. We are confident that Mr. McClain will be cleared of all charges,” said attorney Billy C. Burney said in a statement.
It will take a while for the legal system to decide if Burney is right. It’s unclear what will happen to the meantime. The Raiders depend on McClain for a lot, and don’t have good depth behind him.
McClain has missed two games as a pro and he should miss another Sunday with an ankle injury. The Raiders gave 533 rushing yards in those two games.