Raiders' McClain arrested for firing gun, assault
December 1, 2011, 10:44 am
Rolando McClain was present when a fight broke out and shots were fired on Wednesday night, according to police in Decatur, Alabama.
Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain has been arrested for discharging a firearm within city limits, third degree assault, menacing, and reckless endangerement after an incident Wednesday night in his Alabama hometown.
McClain, a former University of Alabama star, was in Decatur around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday when a fight broke out and gunshots were later fired.
Lt. John Crouch told AL.com that one person was injured in the fight and drove himself to the hospital, where he was treated and released. Crouch confirmed that McClain was present and said the incident is under investigation. According to the Decatur Daily, Crouch also said that an acquaintance of McClain's lives at a residence on the 1000 block of Skyview Street Southwest, where the incident took place.
When reached for comment, the Raiders responded: "We are aware of the incident. At this time, we have no further comment."
On Wednesday's injury report, McClain was listed as 'Did Not Practice' due to an ankle injury. Hue Jackson told reporters Thursday that McClain traveled to Alabama for his grandfather's funeral.
CSN's Damon Andrews was at Jackson's press conference and said the Raiders' coach was confident that McClain would play Sunday in Miami, but wouldn't comment on whether he will be traveling to Florida from Alabama or California.
This is the second incident involving McClain and gunshots in Alabama in the last year. In January, someone opened fire at McClain’s Chevy Tahoe. McClain told police he was driving past a group of people standing on a street corner when an unknown individual started shooting.
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McClain was unharmed in January because bullets did not penetrate the passenger compartment, but officers removed one bullet from the rear hatch of the SUV.
The No. 8 overall pick of the 2010 draft has 57 tackles this season, including six in Oakland's win over the Bears on Sunday.
any guesses on the length of the suspension?[/QUOTE]
I think it depends on the calibur of the firearm discharged.
If youre bustin caps with a desert eagle, you could face some serious time...not in prison of course...too crowded out here, but im talking about suspension time...;)
[QUOTE=My.Favorite.Martin;4259437]Cut the guy a break, it was probably a 49rs fan.[/QUOTE]
BS They should cut him now if his backup wasn't Darryl Blackstock(the kyle Boller oF lb's) I would defintely look for his replacement in the offseason because this guy not long for this world. These Nfl players or professional athlethes have to realize only bad things can happen when you go home.