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McClain released on bail

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 3:00 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Decatur (Ala.) Police Dept. Lt. John Crouch said via phone that Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain has been released on bail, which was set at $2,000 as a result of his being arrested and charged with four misdemeanors.
Raiders senior executive John Herrera said the team doesn’t have any further comment on the matter. This came about two hours after Raiders coach Hue Jackson said, “We feel very comfortable with our information” and that he expects McClain to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
Jackson spoke before McClain was arrested and charged with the four crimes related to an incident at a Decatur residence Wednesday night.
McClain was in his native Alabama to attend his grandfather’s funeral, Jackson said.

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  • JB

    Where’s TJ BHPriest ben? Haven’t seen him post in a long time now. Just wondering…

  • beach

    When you listen to Hue’s reaction earlier today, he was convinced by McClain’s account of the story that everything was OK. I only hope Rolando told Hue the truth.

  • hwnrdr

    Its been awhile for Priest…

  • silverback

    Autopalm77 Says:
    December 1st, 2011 at 8:52 pm
    Silverback, witness testimony…Only the victim has stated that a firearm was discharged…There may be other witnesses that say they heard a gunshot, but none, other than the victim have said he pulled the trigger…
    —-
    Not much of a case so far.

  • hwnrdr

    Beach Says:
    December 1st, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    When you listen to Hue’s reaction earlier today, he was convinced by McClain’s account of the story that everything was OK. I only hope Rolando told Hue the truth.

    That is why I would love to know what was said to Hue in the phone call…

  • autopalm77

    I would assume his injuries and there disruptions are accurate…He should seek additional medical assistance regarding his mouth as he probably has a broken jaw…..

  • RaidaNation02

    This story makes me sick…

  • lefty12

    AIG-no doubt that is what this is all about.These idiots are just trying to get his money.The best thing McClain could do is get his family out of the area.BTW,according to the article no weapon has been found.Sounds to me like a bunch of low lives trying to get something for nothing.What is the saying-with friends like this,who needs enemies.

  • autopalm77

    You have to realize that he was not arrested last night when the incident happened….From a defense standpoint this fact may be crucial to his criminal defense…

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Just got in and I’m jumping into this nightmare late.

    I can’t believe this shzt. After going through the Barrett Robbins nightmare the night before our Super Bowl, and now this, nine years later.

    If the story is true, Rolando is done and dead. We’ll need to go else where and we will. Next man up because this dude is a cancer and we don’t need idiots like that in the locker room or on the team.

    What’s he doing hanging with these kinds of thugs. He’s making the money, he was a number one pick and he’s with the best organization in football. He has it all and he’s going to squander it all and hurt his teammates and our football in the process.

    No, cut the dude now, next man up and find his replacement. Maybe the Eagles will give us a 4th round pick.

    This is really for shzt.

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    TheMontyShow Tim Montemayor
    Also told that McClain was warned before he left this time to stay close to home as people inside fear each time he goes back to Decatur

    TheMontyShow Tim Montemayor
    The #Raiders have had talks about long term solutions but are working with the #NFL to take the proper course of action w/McClain

  • JB

    If Bruce Davis II – LB is available, which some say he is, it is time to rectify an earlier mistake when we let him go in favor of Blackstone, we need LB depth badly. He can slip back right into the D without having to reinvent the wheel.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    hwnrdr, I understand what you’re saying and appreciate your desire to see the outcome of this have a minimal detrimental effect on the Raiders.

    We’re past the distraction point. It’s a given that the arrest and Hue having to deal with the media will detract from prepping for the fins. That damage has already been done.

    What must be considered now is whether McClain’s presence on the roster is in the best long term interests of the organization.

    What kind of message does it send when this sort of behavior is tolerated ? What message does this send to the guys on the squad that are dedicated professionals ?

    You’re excused to attend a funeral and wind up being arrested for this type of crap, instead of focusing on your obligations to the team ?

    Unless this incident is being entirely misrepresented, this type of behavior is intolerable. Serious consideration must be given to releasing McClain.

    There’s just no excuse for this type of stuff.

  • lefty12

    I wonder if this was McFadden or D.Moore if the cut him now attitude would be so prevalent.

  • autopalm77

    Raiderman, you speak very passionate and eloquent, yet, you completely ignore one of the founding fundamentals of America’s uniqueness…Your impassioned remarks regarding McClain completely violate his rights under the Constitution of the United States of America….You can’t be suggestive or objective when it comes to questions about constitutionality… These are rights that have been fought for for centuries…He IS entitled to a presumption of innocence just like you and I would be….You can’t make exceptions based on ones profession….

  • hendu

    Lefty12,Aig-raiders,Beach,Hwnrdr,agree with you guys,period!Lets let it play out,youre getting the Southern media and the so-called victims side,much more coming,innocent until proven guilty,in a court,not a BLOG!

  • hwnrdr

    What kind of message does it send when this sort of behavior is tolerated ? What message does this send to the guys on the squad that are dedicated professionals ?

    Not saying it should be tolerated, but I wouldn’t go too far as of yet. If it is true, then yes…for all we know, he may have been fulfilling his obligation to the team when this went on…maybe not, but as of now, we don’t know…that’s all I’m saying!

  • beach

    Autopalm, You are correct in a legal sense. But if he was warned about this before he left, I don’t think he will be playing this Sunday. If the Raiders are talking to the NFL about action, he is guilty in the court of public opinion. See Casey Anthony or OJ Simpson. The truth hurts, and this mother effer may have put a hole in our chances to win the division. Time for Richard Seymour to “man up” and earn a paycheck. Time for Wimbley to knock out Reggie Bush. Time for more picks from the secondary. Our suspect defense now has one less linebacker. Go get ‘em Blackstock!

  • Hagar the Horrible

    On a side note but yet connected, I’ve noted a few comments here and there about: “He’s innocent, until proven guilty.” Not so. That the biggest crock of shzt since the beginning of time.

    Also, George Bush, went a little further. After getting us in two wars and cutting taxes so that they couldn’t get paid for…and thus throwing us into a recession…that wasn’t enough damage. So, he passed the “PATROIT ACT!” and now you have no rights, whatsoever, if they want to target you. We’re in the beginning of “I don’t know what,” but it could become real bad. Massive unemployment, wall street and corporate creed, disfunctional government, etc. etc.

    My bad, and I apologize for the side trip. But, this bull shzt with Rolando McCain has me pissed. Sorry.

  • morilla

    Silverback Says:
    December 1st, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    Autopalm77 Says:
    December 1st, 2011 at 8:52 pm
    Silverback, witness testimony…Only the victim has stated that a firearm was discharged…There may be other witnesses that say they heard a gunshot, but none, other than the victim have said he pulled the trigger…
    —-
    Not much of a case so far.
    —————————–

    Uhhhhh. read the 911 call.
    http://blog.sfgate.com/raiders/2011/12/01/911-call-of-shooting-incident-involving-rolando-mcclain/

    Not much of a case? How did the dude get beat up in the first place? Not to mention shots being fired and witnessed by others?

  • beach

    Lefty, look at wasbanned’s last comments. McClain is cooked!

  • raideredoutL.A.

    Very disappointed with the situation Ro put himself in, much more the position he puts the Raiders in without him. He hasn’t been the spectacular MLB’er most of us thought he would be but he’s done a good job QB’ing the defense. The games he’s missed in his career, we’ve allowed +250yds rushing in each of those games.

  • hwnrdr

    New Post guys!

  • aig-raiders

    We’ve only heard 1 side of the story and a lot of folks are already jumping to the victim’s story. Let’s let this thing play out and if he was guilty then throw the book at him.

  • raideredoutL.A.

    IMO, he’s a dumbass for getting himself into this, but we fk’n need him. “Cut him now.” WTF!!!!!

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Autopalm, please don’t get me wrong. I’m all for ‘innocent, until proven guilty’.

    Rolando might turn out to be innocent of the charges against him.

    The LEGAL and CRIMINAL charges.

    I don’t see how he can be innocent of the charge of failing to meet his obligation to the RAIDERS. He has an obligation to stay focused on being the best MLB he can be for the Oakland Raiders. That means rehabbing injuries, studying, and being a professional. Not being even remotely involved in this type of nonsense.

    The Raids don’t need a CRIMINAL conviction to come to the conclusion that McClain is guilty of dereliction of duty to their own organization.

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    TheMontyShow Tim Montemayor
    I also heard the dreaded “change of culture” talk tonight in reference to Hue Jackson …he will not hesitate to make example here #Raiders

  • autopalm77

    Yes, they do Raiderman…You can’t assume his guilt and neither the Raiders or the NFL…..

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