Found November 28, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
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 Burger of WVTM-TV in Birmingham, McClain wrote “I’m gonna weigh my options. Looking forward to playing for an actual ‘team.’”
Burger also says McClain wrote on his Facebook page “Officially no longer an Oakland Raider!!” and “I’d like to be anywhere besides here” before later wiping out those posts.
Though I was unable to see those posts (you likely have to be friends with him on Facebook to see them), this is his Facebook profile and it looks authentic.
The Raiders are saying that McClain is still on the roster, though it’s possible they have told him he will be waived.
According to the San Francisco Chronicl
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Rolando McClain may be getting released by the Oakland Raiders in the near future, and he is going out in a blaze of Facebook glory.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...