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Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was found guilty and sentenced to 180 days behind bars Thursday in his hometown of Decatur, Ala., for assaulting a man and firing a gun just inches from his ear.
McClain, 22, was found guilty of third-degree assault, reckless endangerment and menacing and wrongful discharge of a firearm in connection with the beating of 30-year-old Rishard Tapscott.
The Raiders linebacker was set free on bond, with no word from the judge whether McClain would be allowed to serve his sentence after the upcoming football season, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
McClain's co-defendant, Jerradius Willingham, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 90 days in jail after testifying against McClain earlier Thursday.
Tapscott alleged McClain and Willingham jumped him when he arrived at a house he was invited to on Nov. 30. He claimed he refused to fight but was repeatedly punched and kicked, leaving him with a broken nose, mild concussion and cracked ribs.
McClain was accused of pulling out a gun at one point, holding it to Tapscott's head and threatening to kill him. Tapscott told police McClain then fired the gun next his ear.
McClain was an All-American linebacker for Alabama in 2009 and was drafted eighth overall by the Raiders in 2010. He started 14 games for the Raiders last season, recording 99 tackles and five sacks.
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I see it written, and hear it spoken; “Rolando McClain doesn’t fit with what Reggie McKenzie and the new regime is doing in Oakland.” That’s an incomplete or just plain ignorant comment, simply because Rolando McClain doesn’t fit into the Oakland Raiders of any era. That comment makes it seem as if he’s the poster [...]
DECATUR, Ala. -- Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for assault and other charges stemming from a fight in his hometown when he allegedly threatened to kill a man and fired a gun next to his head. Decatur Municipal Judge Bill Cook convicted the 22-year-old former Alabama star Thursday of third-degree assault, menacing, reckless endangerment...
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Oakland linebacker Rolando McClain was sentenced to nearly a half-year in prison for his role in a December assault in Decatur, Alabama.
The Decatur (Ala.) Daily released an anonymous video alleged to be a collection of cell phone videos from the incident involving Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain and Jadoriaus Willingham assaulting a man. The defendants are scheduled to appear in court in separate trials. McClain is charged with third-degree assault, menacing and reckless endangerment as well as discharge of...
Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for assault and other charges stemming from a November fight in his hometown.
Decatur Municipal Judge Bill Cook convicted the 22-year-old former Alabama star Thursday of third-degree assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm in the city limits. He fined McClain $2,000.
Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain will see his co-defendant testify against him in his assault trial, which began Thursday in his hometown of Decatur, Ala.
McClain, who starred at Decatur High School and at the University of Alabama, is charged with assault, reckless endangerment, menacing and wrongful discharge of a firearm. He allegedly fired a gun just inches from a man'...
According to Michael Casagrande of the Decatur Daily, Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain has been sentenced to 180 days in jail because of an incident in December in which he was accused of firing a handgun after pointing it at another man’s head.
If McClain is forced to serve his time as soon as possible, he’ll be out of football until around November, since...
It’s not often that the legal system comes down hard on a professional athlete, but that’s what happened to Rolando McClain — at least for now.
The Raiders linebacker was found guilty of third-degree assault, reckless endangerment and menacing and wrongful discharge of a firearm, and he was sentenced to 180 days in jail on Thursday — 60 days for each crime.
Rolando McClain's co-defendant Jerradius Willingham enter a guilty plea and will testify against McClain in an assault trial scheduled to begin Thursday. Late Wednesday, the Decatur (Ala.) Daily released an anonymous video alleged to be a collection of cell phone videos from the Nov. 30 incident involving Raiders linebacker McClain and Willingham assaulting a man. Willingham...
Rolando McClain’s court case for assault with a deadly weapon did not last long. McClain, who allegedly pointed a gun at a man’s head last November, was found guilty of the charges today after a codefendant agreed to a plea and agreed to testify against him. McClain has been sentenced to 6 months in jail, though he will appeal the ruling. It’s unclear when he’ll start his...
One noticeable absence from the Raiders’ optional OTAs is middle linebacker Rolando McClain, one of their best defensive players. According to the Contra County Times, this is because of McClain’s assault case. McClain was arrested late during last season for allegedly putting a gun to another man’s head and the trial is set to begin [...]
Oakland Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain has been found guilty on charges of assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and wrongful discharge of a weapon. The court sentenced the linebacker to 180 days in jail.
Late last November, McClain supposedly made threats towards Rishard Tapscott before placing a pistol on his head and firing the gun just above Tapscott’s ear...