Found December 02, 2011 on With Leather:
It was awfully hard to believe that someone as talented as JaMarcus Russell – the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NFL Draft – could just apathetically throw it all away once the Oakland Raiders realized that he was a colossal bust and cut ties with him. After all, if a team could just work with him and schedule meetings and practices around last call and his 10 a.m. alarm, he might actually deliver on what we once saw at LSU. And according to a news source that I’ve never heard of, that team has finally stepped forward. It appears that Russell’s comeback will begin with the Louisiana Swashbucklers of the Professional Indoor Football League. Who says dreams don’t come true? Well, PR people, for starters. Swashbucklers media relations director Duane Bergeron on Thursday said the organization would not confirm or deny contact with Russell or his agent. General manager and president Chris Meaux released the following statement through Bergeron: “We are not prepared, at this time, to comment on ...

Victim: Raiders’ McClain put gun to my head

Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred on Wednesday evening in his hometown of Decatur, Alabama. McClain, 23, has been charged with discharging a firearm within city limits, which is a third degree assault, as well as menacing and reckless endangerment. According to Decatur police, McClain allegedly stood over another...

Ailing Janikowski named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

For the second time this season, Sebastian Janikowski has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month. And he did it while being hampered all month by a hamstring injury. Last week he earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his franchise record setting six field goal performance last week in a win over the Bears. Of his six field goals, four were from beyond 40...

Raiders LB McClain not at practice

Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was not at practice Friday, one day after he was arrested for allegedly firing a gun during a fight with a man in Alabama. Raiders coach Hue Jackson said he planned to have a face-to-face meeting with McClain. It's unclear if McClain will play in Sunday's game at Miami. "There’s a right way to do things and a wrong way to...

Raiders LB Arrested in Alabama at shooting scene

Rolando McClain/Ctsy: Decatur Police/ is an odd story that apparently isn't so odd to the police department in Decatur, Alabama.Current Oakland Raider and former Alabama LB Rolando McClain was apparently arrested late Wednesday after being accused of putting a gun to a man's head, forcing him to the ground and shooting a bullet near him.McClain is...

Denarius Moore & Darren McFadden Sit Out

Oakland Raider Injury Report It looks as if Darren McFadden and Jacoby Ford will both be out this week when the Raiders play the Dolphins.  Both were out this week

Raiders' McClain Arrested in Alabama

Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain has been criticized for his actions on the field this year, and he may soon be questioned for his actions off, too. Oakland's middle linebacker was reportedly at the scene of a fight Wednesday evening in his native Alabama when gunshots went off, according to the Decatur Police Department. McClain has been arrested as part of the investigation...

Victim claims 'ambush' by McClain?

The Alabama man who claims Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain pointed a gun at his head and fired it just inches from his ear told a local television station he was ambushed by the NFL player and a friend.

Focal points: Raiders at Miami

This week the Raiders travel to Miami to face the 3-8 Dolphins. Both teams have been hot of late with the Raiders winning three in a row and the Dolphins winning three of their last four games. The Dolphins seem to have found ways to win lately after starting the season 0-7. Underdog to the rescueThe Raiders are currently in first in the AFC West while the 3-8 Dolphins are in...

Raiders LB Rolando McClain Was At The Scene Of A Has Been Arrested In Connection With A Shooting In Alabama Last Night

One person was injured, but no one has been charged, according to a statement issued by the Decatur (Ala.) Police Department. The victim refused treatment at the scene, drove himself to the hospital, and was released. Lt. John Crouch, a police spokesman, just told me over the phone he is preparing another statement that will be released shortly...

Alleged victim in McClain arrest claims he was ambushed

Details continue to emerge regarding the arrest of Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain.  And it’s gradually getting uglier for the team’s first-round pick in 2010. Via Nate Stuhlberg of, Rishard Papscott claims that McClain and another man set Papscott up for the fight that resulted in McClain allegedly holding a gun to Papscott’s head. “I…

Pregame Observations: Oakland Edition

The Dolphins had reasont to bemoan the loss at Dallas in a game they easily could have — and possibly should have — won. Another measuring stick of the progress they have made will come Sunday afternoon when the Oakland Raiders come to Sun Life Stadium.

NFL Preview - Oakland (7-4) at Miami (3-8) (ET)

Injuries to their intended starting quarterbacks have forced the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins to make midseason changes at the position, but both teams have shown they're able to adjust on the fly.
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