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Rolando McClain on field at Raiders’ OTAs

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After spending last week in court in Alabama as he faces charges including assault and unlawful discharge of a firearm, Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain is back with the team this week.

Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times reports that McClain is practicing at today’s organized team activities.

The Raiders haven’t had anything to say about McClain’s case other than to issue a statement saying, “The team will continue to closely monitor the legal process, understanding that when appropriate the NFL will review the situation under its personal conduct policy.”

McClain is facing charges in connection with a November incident that took place when he was given permission to leave the Raiders and go back home and attend a funeral in Decatur, Alabama. A judge found McClain guilty of four misdemeanors last week and sentenced him to 180 days in jail, but McClain’s lawyer called that verdict “meaningless” because McClain is still entitled to a jury trial.

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18 Responses to “Rolando McClain on field at Raiders’ OTAs”
  1. therealraiderduck says: May 21, 2012 2:27 PM

    Maybe his lawyers can teach him the importance of hitting the right gaps and taking proper angles, ’cause he sure hasn’t listened to his coaches…

  2. raidmagic says: May 21, 2012 2:29 PM

    He’s innocent…he hasn’t hit anyone since he’s been in the league.

  3. thetroofishere says: May 21, 2012 2:36 PM

    Except that time he suplexed that guy from the Rams during the game.

  4. tdk24 says: May 21, 2012 2:46 PM

    Didn’t he one arm body slam Spoles once?

  5. humb0lt says: May 21, 2012 2:48 PM

    A convicted criminal involved in a gun crime playing for the Oakland Raiders. Shocking.

    Next you’re going to tell me the Raiders’ previous first round draft pick was busted while driving drunk across the Bay Bridge.

  6. dstep24 says: May 21, 2012 3:06 PM

    Sweet. Two complete Busts heading up the LB corps – McClain and Curry. Go Raiders.


    K.J. Wright (Aaron’s 4th round replacement in Seattle)

  7. invaiduh says: May 21, 2012 3:26 PM

    al woulda made this go away….
    anyone remember grudens Dui,
    et al?
    me either…
    Davis…. all day..

    only nation. RAIDERNATION.

  8. raider17 says: May 21, 2012 3:39 PM

    I want this guy off the team. That video from Alabama
    was disturbing!

    Al Davis Forever!!!
    Just Win Baby!!!

  9. torturedraiderfan says: May 21, 2012 3:40 PM

    He may have acted like a jacka$$, but he sure isn’t the only young NFL player that has acted like a jacka$$ off the field. I’m not saying its right…..I’m just saying he’s no dumber than a lot of other young players. If the Raiders cut him because of his actions, he’ll get picked up by another team within minutes. That’s just the way it is.

  10. racerx1225 says: May 21, 2012 3:50 PM

    First off Bresnahan was a disaster. You dont have Ro covering WR’s in the slot, wtf was that? SO as a rookie with a retard like Bresnahan, he deserves the benefit of the doubt fo rnow. The overwhelming vast majority of us knew Bresnahan would hold us back and indeed HE MAY HAVE COST US THE PLAYOFFS.

    Secondly, there is no film of Rolondo doing what they allege so when the decision of the judge is based on witness testimony, the witness that is in also a defendant looking at Felony Assault, which was caught on tape, its obvious he was coerced.

    Now ask yourself, did everyone taping the incident all of a sudden turn off the cameras when Rolondo took a gun out and started getting crazy? DOUBTFUL.

    Sounds like a money grab. Innocent till proven guilty and if there is no other evidence, he walks cause he didnt do it.

  11. joetoronto says: May 21, 2012 4:10 PM


    I’m absolutely giddy that Bresnahan is gone, he was beyond horrible. However, McClain was never manned up with a WR. When Megatron caught that ball in front of McClain, it was a Cover 2 Zone.

    They never should have been in that defense late in the game to begin with though, with the Lions needing a quick TD.

  12. nflofficeadmin says: May 21, 2012 4:10 PM

    Maybe Rolando can use that time in the clink to finally start lifting some weights and get in shape.

  13. mullman7675 says: May 21, 2012 4:21 PM

    @humbolt: Way to hit the softball out of the park. I’m sure the chargers have a history of drafting nothing but upstanding citizens.

    Like I’ve said before, stick to your SB predictions.

    The RAIDERS are known for having an A-Team of lawyers, I’m sure they are keeping a close eye on the situation. I’m guessing the pro athlete/ $$$ heavy factor will be a big factor in McClain getting a slap on the wrist. What Goodell thinks of the matter is a different story.

    Let’s see what McClain does in a new system, under a new coaching staff. Or, Big Reg might just send him packing.

    I think it can go either way at this point…

  14. masterblaster78 says: May 21, 2012 5:36 PM

    Give someone not use to money a huge contract and they think they are untouchable. He’s not the only one to do stupid things, nor will he be the last. The NFL and Raiders need to teach these young men about life, how to handle money and they are not above the law. Guess they forgot to teach that in college.

  15. radrntn says: May 21, 2012 7:01 PM

    why would he not be there? the guy is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, not some side show where all the evidence comes into play with less then 24 hour before a hearing with a bozo judge …Man how many people would be in jail because somebody that the DA made a plea bargain with , was all you needed to be found guilty….no wonder why he wants a jury…

  16. nomoreseasontix says: May 21, 2012 7:39 PM

    Everyone is so wrapped up in his actions in Alabama, they tend to forget that he sucks on the field.
    I’ve seen every game he’s played for the Raiders and have seen enough.
    Usually in the wrong gap, tackles like my old aunt Lizzie, runs like he’s got rocks in both shoes….
    I know, he was playing hurt last year.
    Please. The guy is a bust…
    Move on…

  17. raiderapologist says: May 21, 2012 10:02 PM

    humb0lt says: May 21, 2012 2:48 PM

    A convicted criminal involved in a gun crime playing for the Oakland Raiders. Shocking.

    Next you’re going to tell me the Raiders’ previous first round draft pick was busted while driving drunk across the Bay Bridge.
    We finally found something to occupy hump’s considerable free time. Keep chewing that bone, loser.

  18. GG Eden says: May 22, 2012 7:10 AM

    This is why Napolean Kaufman was hired as team chaplain. To get after these young men and help guide them down a better off-field path. But it takes two to tango still. McClain has to want to change.

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