Rolando McClain faces a trial in May on assault charges stemming from an incident in Alabama last year, but he has been able to reach a settlement on another, older case.
The Birmingham News reports that McClain has reached a settlement in a case that saw him accused of hitting another man with a car and then verbally and physically assaulting him in 2008. Stanford Matthew Mangham, who was an Alabama student at the time, claimed that McClain intentionally hit him with a vehicle twice, left the scene and then returned with other football players before assaulting him. Mangham said he needed oral surgery and was seeking $75,000 in punitive damages.
McClain’s attorney declined to give information about the settlement beyond saying that it was to the “mutual benefit” of the two parties. The case was set to go to trial in June.
That frees McClain to focus on the case that goes to trial on May 17th. McClain allegedly punched a man, threatened him and fired a gun near his ear. All of the charges in the case are misdemeanors and McClain has claimed that he is innocent of the charges.
McClain had 99 tackles and five sacks in 15 games for the Raiders last season.