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Rolando McClain arrested again

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The Raiders ultimately didn’t cut linebacker Rolando McClain during the 2012 season.  That could be changing in 2013.

McClain was arrested in Alabama on Tuesday, according to WHNT-TV.  After being pulled over for a window-tint violation, McClain gave the arresting officer a false name.

Last year, gun charges against McClain were dropped when the alleged victim decided not to proceed with the case.  McClain separately was suspended two games for conduct detrimental to the team.

The latest charges aren’t nearly as serious, but the fact that McClain has now faced two off-field issues will surely attract the NFL’s attention.

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  1. sickcuz says: Jan 8, 2013 7:15 PM

    A tint violation…why use a fake name?

  2. purplekoolaid1 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:16 PM

    As long as he didn’t use Ron Mexico, we can establish that he has at least 25% of a brain.

  3. mazblast says: Jan 8, 2013 7:16 PM

    “Do you know who I am?”
    “I know who you used to be, and he was important, but you’re not him anymore. Out of the car, NOW!”

  4. mjkelly77 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:16 PM

    Window-tint violation??? Then he gives a false name?? How stupid is this guy?

  5. blackbug99 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:18 PM

    Really???? You used a false name for a window tint violation??? How do you do that? Licences have pictures w/names on them.

  6. knickstape84 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:19 PM

    come on for window tint really cops got nothing better to do than stop guys for window tint

  7. codysteeler says: Jan 8, 2013 7:19 PM

    Stupidest thing ive read in awhile, idk whats worse- that mcclain gave a false name or that a cop actually pulled someone over for window tint when he couldve probably arrested 98% of alabama for drinking and driving after last night’s game

  8. dawsonleery says: Jan 8, 2013 7:20 PM

    McClain got paid and then he was done. Its something GM and coaches can’t really detect during the draft process. He got really lazy after his rookie season and has even gone on record saying all he cares about is his money.

  9. Andre's Johnson says: Jan 8, 2013 7:20 PM

    Ten bucks says he told them Molando RcLain.

  10. deadeye says: Jan 8, 2013 7:21 PM

    What a bone-head!

  11. bbailey204 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:21 PM

    Reggie – It’s time to clean house right after Palmer, McFadden (if he restructure his contract keep him), Seymour, Hayward-Bey (if he restructure contract -keep him) should be McClain – this guy is completely stupid! Take him out Reg!

  12. gettingseattled says: Jan 8, 2013 7:22 PM

    This dude can’t get out his own way. What’s next? In other news, Rolando McClain’s shadow has inexplicably seperated itself from his body and punched a pregnant woman who just survived cancer in the face….

  13. commitment2excrement says: Jan 8, 2013 7:22 PM

    the epitome of a typical Raider

  14. nygf says: Jan 8, 2013 7:24 PM

    I remember when my friend (a Raiders fan) gave me a hard time because when they drafted McClain that year. Said my team later settled for a guy he had never heard of, Jason Pierre-Paul.

  15. randolph32 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:25 PM

    Ok, it’s obvious he missed the College classes for Deductive Reasoning…

  16. runteddyrun says: Jan 8, 2013 7:27 PM

    Can’t tackle and can’t get his name right

  17. swagger91 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:28 PM

    Rob parker would love to have him over for dinner

  18. bengalsstillsuck says: Jan 8, 2013 7:29 PM

    Ricky Bobby or Mike Oncho (spelling)

  19. Matt says: Jan 8, 2013 7:31 PM

    If the Raiders don’t draft Manti Te’o at #3 overall, it will be because they are wary of another “Slowlando McClain”.

    If the Raiders do draft Manti Te’o at #3 overall, it will be because they want to draft someone who is the mental-opposite of Rolando McClain. He has gone against the new organization’s philosophy in so many ways.

  20. socalraider909 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:33 PM

    I’ve been waiting to read about the Raiders all day and this is what I get lol I don’t know if this guy is all there in the head but wow I was hoping Big Reg would get some kind of trade for him but after this I’m happy with just the cut

  21. brazy44 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:35 PM

    the window tint, is the excuse to mask the racial profiling. goes on in every city in America. every white person just laughed and shook their head at that and so did all my brown people, one cause they think its a lie and the other cause it’s happend to them. i hope the raiders can void his contract or something. hopefully Al put that in after getting burned by JaBust.

  22. bbailey204 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:37 PM

    This is a good example why Reggie needs to clean house with these overpaid losers and find players that want to play football for a reasonable salary. Rolando McClain is overpaid and overrated. If he really care about the game and had to compete for his position week in and week out this behavior would not exist. He is very comfortable with his signing bonus and salary – why play hard or even care about whos reputation he destroys – his own, the Raider Organization, the RaiderNation, and/or the NFL. This is very sad especially when you have a recession going on and people suffering financially.

  23. tindeaux says: Jan 8, 2013 7:38 PM

    this guy is destined to be in jail!!!

  24. beastmode5150 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:40 PM


  25. citynative says: Jan 8, 2013 7:40 PM

    Why we are on the subject of Raiders drafting blunders…how’s Heyward-Bey working out? The guy across the Bay in red is doing pretty well.

  26. raylewis52 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:44 PM

    We can’t go 100 days without a player getting arrested ? My god what an embarrassment to the game these kids are.

  27. ronaldjones says: Jan 8, 2013 7:48 PM

    For his Rolando McClain’s 3 year career, he has 1 INT, 1 forced fumble, and 2 arrests. A total loser

  28. sicklnick121 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:49 PM

    This guy needs to be the first cut made ASAP. And Palmer will be back or they would have never fired Knapp. And who would be better then Palmer? Flynn is a unknown, and the fact he couldnt beat out Wilson, No thanks, and I get Wilson played great but without that O-line and RB Im not sure he is that great. There is nothing in this draft for a franchise QB. All we need is to get our running game goin and let Palmer manage the game and throw every down..

  29. vicnocal says: Jan 8, 2013 7:50 PM

    It’s good to see that all crime in Alabama has been eradicated. There are no longer any murders, rapes, robberies, or assaults in Alabama, apparently.

    That’s the only reason I can think of why a cop thinks it’s a good use of his time to go around handing out tickets (robbing citizens of their money) for tinted windows.

    Your tax dollars at work.

  30. Keyser Söze says: Jan 8, 2013 7:50 PM

    His false name was Manti Te’o…

  31. thesportsguru7 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:50 PM

    dawsonleery says:
    Jan 8, 2013 7:20 PMMcClain got paid and then he was done. Its something GM and coaches can’t really detect during the draft process. He got really lazy after his rookie season and has even gone on record saying all he cares about is his money.

    The Raiders seem to be really good at finding these guys!

    *See Jamarcus Russell*

  32. dafixisin says: Jan 8, 2013 7:53 PM

    Unfortunately, after last night’s ‘Bama thrashing of the Golden Domers, there’s no way the Raiders should reach for Teo with the third overall pick. That entire ND front seven, Teo, especially got manhandled by the AL offense line. It was a total man amongst boys type of performance. And it’s not like ND didn’t have talent up front; both Nix and Tuitt are potential round 1-2 types in next year’s draft.

    I echo everybody’s sentiment that the Raiders need character and leadership, particularly on defense. Unfortunately, the Raiders whiffed on another ‘Bama alumnus again. But the only scenario in which they should be picking Teo is after another team moves up in the draft to nab another player and trades picks with Oakland. Otherwise, Star Lotulelei should be the pick, after his background has been extensively vetted.

  33. billsboy88 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:59 PM

    Window tint violation? Just another lazy cop with nothing better to do. Bullies with badges

  34. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Jan 8, 2013 8:02 PM


    Another bust for the lowly Raiders.


  35. steeltuff says: Jan 8, 2013 8:04 PM

    Just win, baby. The Ghost of Oakland Al lives on.

  36. radrntn says: Jan 8, 2013 8:05 PM

    no racial profiling their by the officer who issued citation

  37. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 8, 2013 8:16 PM

    Maybe he gave the name Jamarcus Russell? Not a good choice Rolando!

  38. valcomm5 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:16 PM

    if he doesnt get a felony obstruction of justice charge, im gonna be pissed!!!

  39. darkglobe1 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:20 PM

    they have window tint laws for a reason. If you are dumb enough to violate those, you deserve to get pulled over. race has nothing to do with it. How can the cop determine the rate of the driver if the windows are tinted?

  40. platinumraider32 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:21 PM

    Just when you think this organization can’t get more ridiculous!!!!!!

  41. nomoreseasontix says: Jan 8, 2013 8:25 PM

    “How stupid is this guy?”

    He’s pretty stupid. Have you seen him try to figure out where the ball is?

    Soon to be ex-Raider… Thank you.

  42. ticklemepickle77 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:31 PM

    Window tint is an excuse for racial profiling??? How can u tell what color the person driving is when u can’t see in the car? C’Mon brazzy44 do better that!

  43. slickster35 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:42 PM

    Once a raider, always a raider.

  44. tedmurph says: Jan 8, 2013 8:43 PM

    Enjoy the climate in Canada

  45. noring4youstill says: Jan 8, 2013 8:47 PM

    Jesus you dumb.

  46. nflhof says: Jan 8, 2013 9:02 PM

    Some Raiders will do anything to get a contract extension.

  47. jprcox says: Jan 8, 2013 9:46 PM

    Even though I think it was really dumb to give a false name for ANY reason – the whole thing that started with a “tint” violation ending in arrest is nuts. The US arrests more people than any other nation in the world – this is a good reason why.

    Unless he had a warrant or something he was trying to flee from, why the heck bother.

  48. listenup823 says: Jan 8, 2013 9:57 PM

    The vehicle code is a book full of reasons why an officer can pull you over and see exactly what you’re up to. Having tinted windows is a violation if the vehicle code. It’s a tool and a method used to legally stop your car and see if you’ve been drinking or if you have any drugs on board…

  49. vikesfan says: Jan 8, 2013 9:59 PM

    The truly sad thing was that the false name was probably more recognizable than the real one.

  50. thermalito says: Jan 8, 2013 10:14 PM

    A window tint violation? Good grief the United Police State of America reminds me of the Soviet Union.

  51. tdubdizzle says: Jan 8, 2013 10:29 PM

    Wow, there goes any trade value 😦 I was hoping we’d at least get a seventh for him. Damn you Rolando Mclain! Shorting the Raiders as much as you can!

  52. drewzducks says: Jan 8, 2013 10:49 PM

    Commitment to stupidity.

  53. Cereal says: Jan 8, 2013 11:35 PM

    Roll tide

  54. thetooloftools says: Jan 9, 2013 12:21 AM

    The window tint was for the other drivers so they were not blinded by his shine.

  55. commonsensedude says: Jan 9, 2013 12:36 AM

    People who are making an issue out of why he got pulled over are missing the point in my opinion. When a cop pulls you over (an experience we’ve probably all been through regardless of anyone’s skin color), don’t compound the problem by 1) lying to the cop – it is a crime all by itself in most places, or 2) getting an attitude with the cop. You will always end up on the short end of the stick if you do either of these things. Lying about your name to a cop who pulls you over is just completely stupid beyond belief.

    Also, incidentally, fair or unfair, having tinted windows almost guarantee that you’ll get pulled over. Officers assume that there might be a reason you don’t want anyone to see into the car and they often check it out just to make sure.

    It’s actually not that hard to not get arrested. This is McClain’s fault.

  56. ajb3313 says: Jan 9, 2013 12:35 PM

    I like how he’s also said of “I’m falsely accused of everything. It’s corrupt. It’s terrible.”

    How is it possible to be falsely accused of having window tint that’s too dark? You either do or you don’t.

    This is an idiot.

  57. evilgeniusness says: Jan 9, 2013 12:48 PM

    According to Peter King the false name he used was “F@&$ You” which is how he signed the ticket. If he had simply signed it “Rolando McClain” (assuming he can spell that) he would have been sent on his way.

  58. manningbowl88 says: Jan 9, 2013 1:18 PM

    i remember the day i was livid bec giants wouldnt trade up to get this guy and we ‘settled’ for JPP..

    and til this day i NEVER questioned jerry reese again, even tho i was a little nervous about the davis wilson pick..again i shut up..

  59. raiderapologist says: Jan 9, 2013 6:45 PM

    slickster35 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:42 PM

    Once a raider, always a raider.
    Look who came out of hiding. Did you finally recover from watching your team get swept by the 4-12 Raiders?

  60. deathmonkey41 says: Jan 25, 2013 7:01 PM

    If he used the name Ron Mexico, Michael Vick is going to be pissed.

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