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Rolando McClain settles a lawsuit

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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.

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19 Responses to “Rolando McClain settles a lawsuit”
  1. fitzmagic1212 says: Apr 22, 2012 1:45 PM

    sounds like a class act..maybe the bengals can trade for him.

  2. spellingcopfather says: Apr 22, 2012 1:47 PM

    I dont see why Death Ro would need, any help fighting someone big as he is, unless the student was Bones Jones!!!

  3. marlin1894 says: Apr 22, 2012 1:53 PM

    All I remember is his arrest photo, it was hilarious.

  4. joetoronto says: Apr 22, 2012 1:59 PM

    Take out the trash, Reggie.

    Ship him to the Bungals for a used tire.

  5. mullman7675 says: Apr 22, 2012 2:00 PM

    Rolando needs to shape up and start stuffing the run before Big Reg ships him out of town.

  6. 4thquartermagic says: Apr 22, 2012 2:00 PM

    I remember being angry when the Raiders drafted McClain. He was high on the Broncos’ board.

    Not so upset about it anymore.

  7. aldavisisthenfl says: Apr 22, 2012 2:16 PM

    Too bad he got punched, if the guy would have been carrying or trying to catch a football Rolando would have been nowhere in sight……….

  8. raiderapologist says: Apr 22, 2012 2:18 PM

    It’s unfortunate that he’s not as aggressive on the field as he is off of it.

  9. Deb says: Apr 22, 2012 2:27 PM

    I just love how people come onto the blog and start calling the guy “trash” without knowing any details of these situations or having any idea whether these incidents actually occurred. Football players are signed to mega-buck contracts but they still go home to the old neighborhoods … where everyone wants a piece of the pie. What better way to get it than to claim the big, bad football player and his homeboys beat you up, yada, yada?

    All I know is that the guy was a huge asset to his championship-winning football team in college and was considered almost a member of the coaching staff and never had any disciplinary problems. Maybe he really has gone off the deep end since … or maybe he just needs to stay out of the old neighborhoods.

  10. raiderinva says: Apr 22, 2012 2:27 PM

    The ironic part is that all of the experts projected McClain to fall to the Giants and fill a huge need.

    The Raiders took this class act and the Giants had to settle on Jason Pierre-Paul… Sadly ironic

  11. abninf says: Apr 22, 2012 3:05 PM

    Freaking punk.

  12. raiderstotheship says: Apr 22, 2012 3:13 PM

    He’s a bad run stuffer but is above average in coverage and can blitz and shed tackles well he’s still in his early 20’s if he gets his head on rite he can be a pro bowl caliber guy

  13. eaglesw00t says: Apr 22, 2012 3:21 PM

    Anyone willing to walk away from that kind of alleged assault was probably exaggerating greatly, and out for a payday. Well, he got his payday now. Take off the neckbrace and put the crutches back in the basement.

  14. Kyle Orton's Hangover says: Apr 22, 2012 3:46 PM

    As a Raiders fan this guy needs to be cut. Hits somebody twice with his car? Gets arrested for shooting a gun next to his friends head? Yeah, I couldn’t root for this guy to succeed even if he the skills of Patrick Willis.

  15. ron69 says: Apr 22, 2012 4:14 PM

    I think this guy has some bipolar disorder, it’s too bad he doesn’t show his “dark side” on sundays.

  16. 408rayda says: Apr 22, 2012 5:08 PM

    I really don’t like this guy.. Reggie needs to trade him now…while he still has trade value.

  17. beauregard says: Apr 22, 2012 6:25 PM

    No matter what cone of these entitled super star pro athletes do, someone puts them on a pedestal and claims the victim was looking for a payday.
    Most victims know this and refuse to complain on these superstars knowing they’ll be drug through the mud by rabid fans. That is exactly how these guys get away with their behavior for so long.

  18. wyrdawg says: Apr 22, 2012 10:24 PM

    Hence the reason why you can’t retire the Turd Watch: “I’ll hit you with my car.. then go get my homeboys an hour later to beat you up.”

    Too bad he can’t tackle tho.

  19. nflofficeadmin says: Apr 22, 2012 11:33 PM

    Hoping reggie keeps this fool on a set of short shackles

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