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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 on a man but the case has since been dismissed. It appeared that McClain had been staying out of trouble, but on Wednesday he fought with his coach Dennis Allen and it appeared that he would be released. According to NFL.com, this is what was written on his Facebook page:“Officially no longer an Oakland Raider!!”“Well technically I am, but I’m mentally done. Just waiting on my papers.”“It’s out of my hands right now.”“I’m gonna weigh my options. Looking forward to playing for an actual ‘team.’”“I’d like to be anywhere besides here.”Unfortunately for him, the Oakland Raiders announced that he wouldn’t be released, merely suspended. Another good reason to not run your mouth before things are official.Raiders HC Dennis Allen announced that he has suspended linebacker Rolando McClain two games for conduct detrimental to the team.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 30, 2012H/T: Deadspin
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Rolando McClain may not be free from the Raiders just yet. The organization suspended the linebacker this week. See why.
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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...
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...
Paul Guiterrez of CSNBayArea.com sat down with Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenizie and asked if linebacker Rolando McClain has played his last game in Oakland.
“It’s going to be a possibility because we suspended him,” said McKenizie, per Guiterrez. “Now, it’s always what’s going to happen afterward. What’s his approach afterward? I know what he texted...
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...
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...
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...
Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was kicked out of practice this week for arguing with head coach Dennis Allen and later suspended two games for conduct detrimental to the team. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was asked on Friday if McClain had played his last game with the Raiders.
Paul Gutierrez of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area provided a transcript of the conversation...