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Crisis point for Hue Jackson

It appears the officials from Decatur, Ala., schools didn’t have to worry about Rolando McClain showing up at the Decatur-Austin game Friday night.

CSN-Bay Area reports McClain beat the Raiders to Miami, where, according to Hue Jackson, the middle linebacker and head coach are scheduled for a heart-to-heart talk about what has transpired since the second-year middle linebacker left the team for the funeral of his grandfather.

Jackson made it clear Friday he was disappointed in McClain being involved in situation that had him charged with four misdemeanors, including discharging a firearm in public and third-degree assault. He didn’t assume guilt, but neither did he present McClain as an innocent victim.

Now comes the hard part.

Jackson said during the Raiders’ bye week he had no tolerance for screw-ups who exceeded the bounds of simply blowing off a little steam during the week off.

“What I told them, most important, is one, that you represent this organization and this team and don’t do anything stupid that will cost you not to be a member of this football team,” Jackson said.

Even with no practice, the Raiders could use McClain against the Dolphins. Whatever his problems may be off the field, there hasn’t been a peep about his lack of dedication in terms of film work, and study. He may not be the playmaker people expected, but the Raiders have struggled in the games McClain missed.

When Al Davis ran the team, there would be little question that McClain would play, if ready physically. There have been a handful of players throughout the years who may have needed discipline _ the late Darrell Russell comes to mind _ that were kept in the lineup despite being late for meetings and questionable effort. More than a few veterans have wondered about accountability over the years.

Jackson, while never failing to pay homage to Davis and his vision, has shown no fear in going his own way. His comments Friday seemed a clear indication he was going to hold McClain responsible for bad judgment, while rightly stopping short of dealing with the legal issues.

Rest assured, Raiders CEO Amy Trask, who has been in lockstep with Jackson, was mortified by the photos which showed a smiling McClain being put into a police car. She cares deeply about how the Raiders brand is portrayed, and the McClain photo ranks among the all-time low moments.

After missing a week of practice after being excused to attend a funeral and then winding up in a police report, it’s hard to imagine McClain playing against Miami.

The question is whether it will extend beyond the Dolphins game, and if the Raiders will insist McClain make some sort of public apology.

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    297.gtown1_sj Says:
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    Funny – Roethlisberger get acussed, not once, twice but 3 times of sexual assault, but because he is caucasian, no one is calling for his trade, his suspension, his incarceration.. But a YOUNG, BLACK man get ACCUSED of brandishing a weapon and everyone has an opinion. Is it cause he is a muscled BLACK man that he did this, but because Roethlisbeger is a Caucasian QB, he must be innocent? Society continues to show hidden racism..
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    Bullsh*t. Ben was suspended. Fans in Pitt wanted him gone.
    I’ve supported withholding judgement on McClain
    because that is the right thing to do. Not a race issue.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Hayes, I was asking the smart fans. Thanks for interrupting the discussion, though.

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    If it had been a race thing, they would have found a way to make it a felony with a million dollar bail and restricted to Alabama.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    We don’t lose one game on the count of losing McClain. NOT A ONE. That’s how valuable he is. Hayes is acting like McClain is Carson Palmer or something. Only in his dense, homer head.

  • imaquaman

    297 this is not 1950 something.some black linebacker beat up one of his black buddies from school.does anyone really care black or white NO,put him in prison does anyone care NO.take anyone any color put him in an alley send some dudes in after him any color and tell them hes a rapist does he walk out of the alley , not in my neighborhood ,put him in prison does he get his azz tagged ?probably the least of his worrys at that point

  • devilr8er

    # Sullivan44 Says:
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    You brought up the “court of public opinion”/ Then you finally admit his smug photo hurt him in said court of public opinion. You debunked your own argument, devil8er. You did all the work for me. lol.
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    # devilr8er Says:
    December 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Seems like Romac is guilty in the court of public opinion. Seems like we are getting a one sided story to the events, let all the facts come out then we can judge. Romac is innocent until proven guilty. As a public we have these knee jerk reactions to find someone guilty (ex. Duke lacrosse team. I’ll admit one thing that picture of Romac is not good for his image.
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    Seems like you have a problem with reading comprehension, I have stated that the picture is not good for his image. When I discussed public opinion I was referring to the fact that not all the information was out and we are not getting Romac’s version of what transpired that afternoon. Is he guilty because he was smiling in a picture? Absolutely not, look at Aqib Talib with the Bucs, he was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. At the time everyone thought the guy should rot in prison. He has not been suspended a single game. Let me say it again, let all the facts come out before you label him guilty.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    exlaraiderseasonticketholder Says:
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    If it had been a race thing, they would have found a way to make it a felony with a million dollar bail and restricted to Alabama.

    ………….

    That’s just stupid. Truth is, if this were Tebow or someone, they probably would have declined to press charges, found some reason to. You’d have to be an idiot to think that racism still doesn’t exist in the south. But the solution is not to let McClain walk. It’s to throw Reothlisberger into the same cell McClain’s in.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    I’m assuming Rolando learned of his grandfather’s death and was cleared by Hue to miss practice in order to attend the funeral.

    I’d be surprised if Hue didn’t tell him to do what he had to do, but also to take care of his ankle, keep in touch and keep out of trouble.

    Even if this type of conversation didn’t occur, Rolando should know, without being told, what’s expected of him and his obligation to the Raiders.

    If I’m HJAX, I’m extremely pissed and disappointed.

    Honestly, I don’t see how McClain wasn’t already spoken to after the jogging incident on the Fred Jackson TD in Buffalo. McClain was clearly loafing on that play. If that wasn’t addressed, then shame on Hue.

    That was an intolerable action on the field. Now there’s been a violation of trust off the field.

    On a club with a zero tolerance policy, McClain might have already been gone.

    I don’t care what PFT is reporting, the Raids can release McClain for poor play or conduct detrimental to the team anytime they want. They don’t need to wait for a criminal conviction or the results of a legal hearing.

    The Raids have plenty invested in McClain and because of that are less likely to cut ties with him. If McClain wasn’t a high profile draft pick – he’d likely already be gone after this week’s incident.

    He should be on notice that he’s skating on thin ice.

    Let’s hope we’re not going to have a JaMoronesque experience with McClain.

    As far as I’m concerned, McClain’s lackluster performance has already placed him on the ‘likely bust’ list. I can accept that the Raids might have overestimated his talent and ability. That happens.

    What I can not, and will not accept is anything less than total effort and commitment. I don’t believe we’re seeing that from McClain, even though I admired the way he fought through re-injuring his ankle last week.

    McClain needs to apologize to Hue, the team, the Nation and get on the straight and narrow.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    ImAquaman you are the lamest super hero

  • HayesDaze37

    It doesn’t matter if McClain’s as good as Ray Lewis, or as irrelevant as MR’s framed GED… McClain doesn’t deserve a suspension, based on information already made public.

    Keep chasing that tail, MR.

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Come on MR, Teblow would have just taken out a Bible. They don’t arrest you in the South for spouting Pslams and such. lol

  • JLofty

    Aquaman rocks!

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    McClain needs to apologize to Hue, the team, the Nation and get on the straight and narrow.

    ======================================
    I would lay money that he has already done that.

  • imaquaman

    thank you

  • 504 Raider

    302.Sullivan44 Says:
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    Hayes, I was asking the smart fans. Thanks for interrupting the discussion, though.

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    Damn MR, Did you call Hayes dumb without calling him dumb?

  • JLofty

    McPain plays. Maybe doesn’t start but plays. Huge tells him the storyh of his teammates @ pacific who got caught up in revenge violence and are doin hard time for attempted murder and young RoMac road the line…
    Raiders 24. Fresh tuna 17

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Rolando didn’t really do anything that bad besides acting like an idiot. Big ben is
    A rapist. Don’t. Compare the two

  • JLofty

    Tows not road. Stupid Android spell check….

  • JLofty

    @317 yes.

  • autopalm77

    Quick update….McClain emotional and contrite in meeting with Jackson….Entire organization, including ownership, coaching staff and the PLAYERS are 100% behind this young man….

    I sure wish more guys could make their arguments like Raiderman…Intelligent and thoughtful….

    Hayes that copy of the GED is a forgery, by the way….!!!!

  • hendu

    McClain should play EVERY GAME until he goes to court,IMO Then,based on the facts,the courts will decide,and imo,he walks!

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    VittorioTafur Vittorio Tafur
    Hue to Comcast SportsNet: “(McClain’s) remorseful, & he should be. For situation he put his team in… He needs to grow and learn from this. So tell that idiot MR to STFU!
    51 minutes ago

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Looking at the link that shows age of consent, it seems almost every state in the south lists it as 16, where here in Ca it’s 18. Good reason to move to Alabama, if you ask me.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    504 Raider Says:
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    302.Sullivan44 Says:
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    Hayes, I was asking the smart fans. Thanks for interrupting the discussion, though.

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    Damn MR, Did you call Hayes dumb without calling him dumb?
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    Only an idiot would need this explained. Cue you.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Hayes, you just mentioned Rolando McClain and Ray Lewis in the same sentence. You earned yourself a hundred additional retard points.

  • nwr8r

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    504 Raider Says:
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    302.Sullivan44 Says:
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    Hayes, I was asking the smart fans. Thanks for interrupting the discussion, though.

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    Damn MR, Did you call Hayes dumb without calling him dumb?
    ———–
    Only an idiot would need this explained. Cue you.

    *******************************************

    Sorry to say, that’s funny…I don’t care who you are

  • imaquaman

    id take romanowski hines ward mcclain suh alzado wiznuski #1 all on my team
    ben rothlisbutt would not even be considered .
    put that race card back in your azz ,dont waste it here you might need to play it later

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    McClain’s gone, and nobody’s going to miss him. He’s irrelevant. The last relic of the post-Wolf Al Davis era. Thank goodness.

  • HayesDaze37

    MR going over the top, like usual. Keep embarrassing yourself, troll…it’s pathetic and yet somewhat amusing.

  • beach

    Anybody that saw our last loss vs. Denver knows that we need McClain tomorrow!

  • Cervantes

    SuckICan44 or MR or whatever your name is.

    I am SO glad you continue to come to this chat room. It makes every victory we have week in and week out that much sweeter.

    Thank you for continuing to be an inflammatory idiot that attacks everyone. That’s very fair of you.

    I enjoy ignoring 99.9% of your posts. The other 0.01% remind me that the average reading level of adult males in our proud country is only 8th grade.

    Thank you for keeping it real…really ignorant that is.

    Thank you for making my day every day of the week…Sinner.

    (Tommy Boy Reference)

    Enjoy Santa Clara. You are regoddamdiculous.

  • beach

    From reading the Paul Gutierrez latest comments: I am pretty sure McClain is playing tomorrow.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    new post

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  • raiders4lifebich

    coked out mclain

  • morilla

    Watching highlights of Vontaze Burfict makes me wish we had a 1st round pick.

  • KRAWFDADD

    Some people sound so foolish.Suspend him for the season and then all charges get dropped,or he is found not guilty………then what message does that send to the other 52 players?If anybody says you’ve wronged them or did something wrong you automatically get suspended for hearsay mannnn gtfo of here with your jumping to conclusions and trying to rule with an iron fist a$$ tactict

  • Decatur Local

    From Decatur Local….sorry Raider fans, but I suggest you take off your rose colored glasses and hope your coach or Goodell saves Rolando’s life. Living in Decatur, we the local community have pulled for and supported Rolando through Alabama & to Oakland. But also, 100% or so of the community fully believes what was reported because we know Rolando’s history. I would go watch him play high school football because you could tell he was gifted. But I also watched him play high school basketball with an ANKLE MONITOR. His co-defendant is always by his side. Know him as well. I sat a few rows from Rolando earlier this year at the local basketball competition between the 2 high schools, with Rolando wearing his sunglasses the whole time. Last night when the 2 teams played, the local school superintendent put out a public request that Rolando not attend due to the bad example it would set (Google it), without even knowing Rolando had already left for Miami to meet your team. When he was shot at earlier this year, while working out with some of the local police, we were talking about it, and they commented they weren’t surprised. He was sued here locally last year for hitting a fellow Alabama student with a car, twice, and then body slamming him. I even had Rolando sign a poster for my nephew this summer at an event he was sponsoring & he asked where I got it. Why is it 2x this year he has been home and gunfire has taken place. We have another couple of local players, Jerraud Powers, DB for the Colts, who is nothing but a shining example, and Philip Rivers, and you all know the trouble maker he is, when he’s not in church. The next incident Rolando gets in here, will probably get him killed. A guy 6’5, 255 lbs., known to carry a gun, threatens someone, they will shoot him first, and ask questions later, claim self-defense, and will get off. Sadly, the community here doesn’t want him to come back. His smiling pic while getting arrested says it all, “I am above the law”. Ya’ll can keep him.

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  • nbits

    NEVER BEFORE HAS A RAIDER TEAM BEEN SO COMPLETELY UNPREPARED FOR A GAME WITH SO MUCH AT STAKE; AND WORSE-TOTALLY OUTCOACHED. NO URGENCY, NO HURRY UP OFFENSE, NO NOTHING. WHAT A DISGRACE-AND THEY’LL BE LUCKY TO GO 2-2 IN THE HOME STRETCH-NO PLAYOFFS THIS YEAR AGAIN. AND IF ROLANDO MCCLAIN ISN’T GONE AFTER THE SEASON WE WILL NEED A HEADSHRINKER TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE HUE’S BALD HEAD.

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    THE RAIDER PREDICTION BOARD

    Dedicated to the legacy of Al Davis
    Protected by the rally squirrel and Coliseum rodents

    2011 Raider Games

    First: Ghostraider (exact score) Raiders 23 Broncos 20
    Second: Sullivan44 Buffalo 38 Raiders 35
    Third: Pretty Rick Raiders 34 Jets 24
    Fourth: Sullivan44 Patriots 31 Raiders 14
    Fifth: Fingers Raiders 24 Browns 17
    Sixth: Zymurge Chiefs 28 Raiders 0 (WTF)
    Honorable Mention: LA for PAIN
    Seventh: Noone…at all. Broncos 38 Raiders 24
    Eighth: La Milicia Negra (exact score (sadly))
    Ninth: TheToozFan55 (exact score) Raiders 24 Bolts 17
    Tenth: TRIPLE TIE (Exact score) Raiders 27 Vikings 20
    R8eray + Just Fire Baby + The Big Banana
    Eleventh: Beware of Raiders

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    Blackmamba_20 Raiders 34 Personality Disorder 10
    baumraiders Raiders 30 Dolphins 20
    Boner the Stoner Rrrrraaaaaaaaaiiiiiiddddddddeeeeeeeeeerrrrs 48
    phonyphins 10
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    Cranberry Oakland Raiders 55 Miami Dolphins 9
    downsouthraider Raiders 27 Starkist 10
    ElkGRaider W/DMAC Oaktown 31 Tuna 21
    Without Oaktown 28 Tuna 27 (Nailbiter…)exlaraiderseasonticketholder 31-27 Raiders!
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