go to MSN.com
Found November 28, 2012 on Sharapova's Thigh:

Via Sharapova's Thigh:

Rolando McClain was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. You may remember him from his college days, where he was an All-American and a member of the 2010 national championship-winning Alabama Crimson Tide.

On the field, McClain has been a disappointment this season for the highly disappointing 3-8 Raiders. On Wednesday, the linebacker didn't practice for the Raiders due to "team-related issues," according to Oakland head coach Dennis Allen. And later in the day, McClain wrote on his Facebook wall that he's "officially no longer an Oakland Raider", that he'd like to be "anywhere besides here (Oakland)", and that he's "looking forward to playing for an actual 'team'":

As you can see in the tweets from NFL.com/NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, McClain is apparently still on the Raiders' roster, but McClain doesn't see that being the case for long. And he clearly doesn't want that to be the case, anyway.

Just what the Raiders need right now, right? Yikes.

This looks very bad for the Raiders with one of their players basically saying that the Raiders are not a 'team'. That could be in reference to a number of things with the players, coaching staff, and front office, but whatever the case, it doesn't look good for a struggling 3-8 team.

THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Rolando McClain suspended? Raiders pave way for Manti Te’o

The Oakland Raiders released Rolando McClain late Wednesday with an official announcement on Thursday. This  now allows them to draft Notre Dame Linebacker Manti Te’o. Rolando McClain was nothing but trouble in Oakland as he was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm inside the city limits. It also didn’t help that he...

Rolando McClain reportedly trashes Raiders on way out

Rolando McClain appears to be on his way out with the Oakland Raiders, and he reportedly isn’t hiding his disdain for the organization. The third-year linebacker did not practice with the team on Wednesday for what coach Dennis Allen described as “team-related issues.” The former No. 8 overall draft pick then apparently ripped the team over social media. According to Kyle...

McClain not practicing for 2nd straight day

Linebacker Rolando McClain is not practicing again for the Oakland Raiders a day after being held out for an undisclosed team-related issue. The Raiders say McClain is still on the team's roster Thursday despite being held out of practice for two days. Coach Dennis Allen is scheduled to address the media later in the day. McClain was the eighth overall pick in the 2010 draft...

Rolando McClain suspended by Oakland Raiders after he posted on Facebook he was getting released

This definitely qualifies as one of the most awkward moments in sports.  Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain thought he was going to be cut and expressed his relief and excitement on his Facebook page, only to discover the Raiders were going to suspend him for two games for conduct detrimental to the team.McClain had been in legal trouble earlier this year for pulling a firearm...

McClain's status with Raiders unclear

Linebacker Rolando McClain is still officially a member of the Oakland Raiders, but he missed practice on Wednesday for unexplained reasons and wrote on his Facebook page that he is no longer on the team, ProFootballTalk.com reported Wednesday. McClain started nine of the 11 games in which he played for the Raiders this season, but he wrote on his Facebook page, "Officially...

Would Rolando Be Welcomed to Houston?

It’s not often we talk about other players not associated with the Houston Texans, but the name of Oakland Raiders inside linebacker Rolando McClain has come up. According to multiple sources, the former 8th overall pick (2010 NFL Draft) is set to “no longer” be a Raider.   These tweets came out about McClain and his recent comments.   Former Bama LB Rolando McClain no...

Raiders suspend Rolando McClain, days in Oakland likely numbered

The Oakland Raiders announced today that they are suspending malcontent LB Rolando McClain for "conduct detrimental to the team", according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. All we hear at this point is that they are reportedly not going to release him, so we're not exactly sure what his future will be with the team going forward. They also didn't say how long he...

Oakland Raiders: Just What Happened With Rolando McClain?

When Rolando McClain was holding up the BCS National Championship trophy back in January of 2010, I thought there was no way this kid wasn’t going to be a stud at the next level. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who felt that way as all of the draft experts had him as a top ten pick and easily the best linebacker in the draft. But then, he was drafted by the Oakland Raiders...

Rolando McClain is still an Oakland Raider

Last night ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that the Raiders were going to release linebacker Rolando McClain after his heated argument with head coach Dennis Allen. Right now, I’m not so sure that the Raiders will release McClain. Today Allen told the media that McClain was advised to not attend practice and he complied.  You would think that if they were going to released  him,...
Raiders News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Details of LeBron's contract with Cavs may surprise you

Details of LeBron James’ contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers emerged on Saturday, and they may surprise you a bit. While most of us assumed LeBron would sign a maximum four-year deal worth around $90 million, he has reportedly only committed to the Cavs for two years — at least on paper. Brian Windhorst of ESPN […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago

Dwight Howard apologizes for tweet about Palestine

At least Dwight didn’t say he was hacked. I am not sure why he is apologizing for though, if that is how he feels, that is how he feels. I can see apologize for making a political comment he didn’t mean to make, but how can you offend someone with your belief? It would be like apologizing for being Catholic to a Jewish person, you can’t control how others feel about an issue...
Via BlackSportsOnline
58 minutes ago

Report: Trevor Ariza signs four-year deal with Rockets

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo sports, the Houston Rockets and free agent Trevor Ariza agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal. With a 4-year, $32M agreement for free agent Trevor Ariza, Houston could still match offer sheet for Chandler Parsons, source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 12, 2014 Ariza had the best...
Via The Sideline
1 hour ago

Man accuses Pouncey brothers of assaulting him; conflicting reports surround incident

A report Saturday morning indicates that law enforcement officals were investigating an incident that allegedly involved NFL players  Mike and Maurkice Pouncey that occurred in the early hours of the morning.  A man alleges that Mike Pouncey of the Miami Dolphins and his brother Maurkice of the Pittsburgh Steelers physically attacked him at the Cameo Nightclub. And he took to...
Via Sportsnaut
4 hours ago

Report: Carmelo Anthony signs max contract with Knicks

Carmelo Anthony has re-signed with the New York Knicks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. He will agree to a five-year, max contract. The Knicks acquired Anthony from the Denver Nuggets via trade in 2011. He was also heavily pursued by the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls and Dallas... The post Carmelo Anthony Re-Signs With The Knicks appeared...
Via Hoops-Nation
6 hours ago

Drake says he is looking to buy a home in Cleveland

Drake is hosting the ESPYs next week, so he was doing some media rounds about the event, including a conference call where he was asked by Complex Sports if the Cavs were now his favorite team because LeBron sign there. Here is what Drizzy had to say. “Well, first of all, I’d like to say that despite what everyone on the Internet thinks, I do not team jump. In the past I’ve...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 hours ago

Jazz match offer sheet Gordon Hayward signed with Hornets

The Utah Jazz have notified the Charlotte Hornets that they have matched the four-year, $63 million max contract offer sheet signed by Gordon Hayward. The contract includes a player option for the fourth year and a 15 percent trade kicker, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Utah and Hayward had been unable to reach agreement on a contract last fall.
Via RealGM
7 hours ago

Coach K shares his thoughts on LeBron going back to Cavs

Of all the coaches in the college basketball and NBA world, none may be better suited to discuss LeBron James’ move to Cleveland than Mike Krzyzewski. Duke’s legendary leader has coached James on Team USA during two Olympic sessions, and James’ new running mate with the Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, played for Krzyzewski for one season at Duke.  Krzyzewski expects great things...
Via College Spun
1 day ago

Greg Maddux did gross shower prank on rookies

Greg Maddux: World class pitcher. Soon-to-be-enshrined player in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Legendary prankster. Shower urinator. The last two notable aspects of Maddux’s public persona go hand-in-hand — and hand in … never mind — as the pantheon of great Greg Maddux stories has received a rather unsanitary addition related to the pitcher’s propensity […] The post Greg...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago

Tennessee commit can't wait to beat Bama

Tennessee defensive line commit Andrew Butcher certainly isn’t lacking in confidence. The four-star 2015 commit from Georgia took to Twitter last night after the Vols got a commitment from five-star defensive tackle Khalil McKenzie to call out Alabama. In two tweets that have since been deleted, Butcher said he “can’t wait to beat Alabama’s ass” and for Bama fans to ...
Via College Spun
1 day ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.