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McClain not on field as practice begins

Middle linebacker Rolando McClain was not on the field as warm-ups and drills concluded Friday morning and it’s not known whether he’ll make the trip to Miami after being arrested on four misdemeanor counts which included the firing of a weapon.

A Raiders official said he didn’t know whether McClain, who has missed practice time of late with an injured ankle, was at the team facility.

Raiders coach Hue Jackson will address the media following practice before the team boards a team charter to Miami for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the NFL will follow the legal process before making any determination on discipline for McClain.

“It will be reviewed under the league’s personal conduct policy we do not have an estimated timetable,’’ Aiello said in an e-mail Friday. “It is a legal matter and we will follow developments.’’

McClain was charged with third degree assault, reckless endangerment, menacing and discharging of a firearm within the city limits after an incident Wednesday night in his hometown of Decatur, Ala.

Jackson said McClain was excused from the team to attend the funeral of his grandfather.

Decatur defense attorney Billy C. Burney told the Associated Press McClain did not fire a gun and gave the following statement: “Mr. McClain asserts his innocence. We are confident Mr. McClain will be cleared of all charges.

Although the accuser was not named by police, he was identified and quoted by the television station WAFF and the Decatur Daily news as Rishard Tapscott, 23.

McClain and Jerradius Willingham, who was charged with assault and released on a $500 bond, were high school basketball teammates Tapscott at Decatur High School.

In an interview with WAFF, Tapscott explained his side of the story.

“I went over there, it was basically like an ambush, like they set me up to fight, because as soon as I got there they all went outside and I was sitting in the house,’’ Tapscott said. “That’s when they came back in the house and they were like, `You’re going to have to fight, come back out and fight.’ I was like, `I ain’t fighting. I ain’t coming outside,’ and that’s when he came back in the house and assaulted me.’’

There was no change in the status of the Raiders’ prominent injured players other than Richard Seymour was on the field and suited up, making it likely he will resume his role as a nickel interior pass rusher against Miami.

Running back Darren McFadden and wide receivers Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford, all with foot or ankle issues, have not practiced all week and almost certainly will not play.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • inonewordraider

    Van Damm:
    Cyborg

    Sly:
    Rocky
    Over the Top

    Arnold:
    Running Man
    Predator
    Conan

    Arnold has to be the winner

  • inonewordraider

    what about big trouble in little china or the golden child

  • LA to TheBay

    Best movie that will ever BE made is…

    Just Win Baby:
    The Al Davis Story

    Written, Produced, Directed by, and Co-Starring LA to TheBay.

    Starring James Woods.

  • hwnrdr

    You think so, DMAC? Maybe its just me, but he was a better actor than most…and acting was his first love!

  • Silverandblack666

    “JDJohnDickinson John Dickinson
    Hue Jackson also said that he wouldn’t wait for #NFL to react to McClain’s situation. It would be about #Raiders decision first @957thegame”

    This is exactly what I have been saying all day in here. Hue will not put up with BS Palmer left Cincinnati because of this kind of crap, players screwing off not focused on the game acting selfish. NO way Hue sweeps this under the rug.

  • Dakota

    Best Christmas movie ever still has to be Gremlins.

  • LA to TheBay

    golden child
    ———

    I’m sorry, In one word. My girl made me watch that with her a few weeks back and I somehow sat through it the whole way (probably hadn’t seen last since I was a kid).

    Awful. Truly awful.

    The chick in there is fine though.

  • DMAC

    South Central

    Loco – “$20 dooooooooooleeeeeeeers”

  • sirblitzalot

    Rolando is demonstrating serious character flaws. This behavior demonstrates a total lack of discipline in life. He is no doubt a large, gifted man with God given skills but this character flaw is going to end up with him out of the NFL. He has 23 million but that will probably be that as far as future NFL money.

    Pragmatically, we need him on Sunday. Nine years is a long time to wait to get to the playoffs. A loss in Miami because our inability to stop the run, coupled with the media love affair with the “chosen one” will seriously put into question this awesome season. I believe there is “due process” in the USA but the NFL is a ruthless corporation that makes it own rules, so Romac will not be here for the GB game or Detroit, you can count on that! So I say for now, JUST WIN BABY!

  • LA to TheBay

    I believe there is “due process” in the USA but the NFL is a ruthless corporation that makes it own rules, so Romac will not be here for the GB game or Detroit, you can count on that! So I say for now, JUST WIN BABY!
    ———-

    Unless the NFL sets a new precedence, he’ll play the rest of the season.

  • Beverly Hills Cop and the Disorderlies (Fat Boys)!!!!

  • LA to TheBay

    Beverly Hills Cop
    ——–

    Yes.

  • LA to TheBay

    Godfather and Godfather II

  • DMAC

    Breakin

  • LA to TheBay

    Unforgiven.

    Fargo.

    Blues Brothers.

    No Country for Old Men.

  • Casablanca
    Maltese Falcon
    The African Queen
    Citizen Kane
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
    Bullitt
    The Wild Bunch
    Cape Fear (original version)
    Any Marx Bros., or W.C. Fields..

    For openers….

  • LA to TheBay

    Any Given Sunday.

  • DMAC

    JDJohnDickinson John Dickinson
    To clarify regarding McClain meeting w?Jackson: That meeting would have to take place in Miami since #Raiders are leaving this afternoon
    49 seconds ago

  • raiderinparadise

    hwnrdr Says:
    December 2nd, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    Paradise, yes it was. One of my good friends is from Thailand and he told me about this movie. So, out of curiosity (and boredom) I rented it…good movie! If you look past the transgender part and see the message…

    ***********

    Yeah, I’m all about equality .. equality equates to the change of the human consciousness, its borders and divides that create societies problems wether it be racial/sexual/economic/political …. equality and acceptance…. so for me transgender part doesn’t bother me personally, i thought it was a powerful way to prove the message of the movie. but yeah, you dont have to agree with it, but you have to find a way to accept it, and that movie nailed that.

  • LA to TheBay

    909,

    What. A. List.

    I can see you appreciate the classics and film noir (my favorie genre).

    Gotta give it up to Neo Noir as well.

    Blade Runner anyone?

  • DMAC

    No luv for the ol’ school arnold flicks?

    Terminator etc.

  • inonewordraider

    ’m sorry, In one word. My girl made me watch that with her a few weeks back and I somehow sat through it the whole way (probably hadn’t seen last since I was a kid).

    Awful. Truly awful.

    The chick in there is fine though.

    ______________
    aww serious, Eddie Murphy at his finest. Trading places good too

  • DMAC

    Peace out ya’ll!
    I’m gone!
    Ya’ll have a solid weekend!
    Raiders smash on the Tuna!
    Holla!

  • DutchRaider77

    Movies from Childhood…

    -Time Bandits

    -Red Dawn

    -Total Recall

    -Junior (Kidding)

  • LA to TheBay

    Casablanca
    Maltese Falcon
    The African Queen
    Citizen Kane
    ———

    I may have watched Casablanca 20 times, Maltese Falcon close to that.

    Citizen Kane is not considered best movie ever made without reason, though I still gotta say Godfather II.

  • R8ER MIKE

    what … no Tommy Boy ??

  • LA to TheBay

    Trading places good too
    —–

    I love that movie.

    Coming to America, too.

  • LA to TheBay

    How about the orginal Manchurian Candidate?

  • raiderinparadise

    WEEKLY POLL @ MIAMI sunday DEC. 4th: (repost yours accordingly)

    Leading Reciever: Chaz
    Leading Rusher: Bush
    Reece’s Toal yards: 88
    Palmer passing yards: 294
    Forced Turnovers: 2
    Forced Sacks: 6
    Janikowski FG’s: 3
    Leading Tackler: branch
    Final Score: 23 to 17 RAIDERS

  • LA to TheBay

    Malcom X.

    Denzel got several others.

  • hwnrdr

    257.LA to TheBay Says:
    December 2nd, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    golden child
    ———

    I’m sorry, In one word. My girl made me watch that with her a few weeks back and I somehow sat through it the whole way (probably hadn’t seen last since I was a kid).

    Awful. Truly awful.

    The chick in there is fine though.

    Charlotte Lewis…can’t argue there!

  • hwnrdr

    A Football Life: Al Davis!
    🙂

  • inonewordraider

    clockwork orange

  • Dakota

    Jhill,

    Whats your deal in the FF league?

    Guys want your head! You really can’t figure a way out to find your password? Don’t they have those silly questions like who was you fav uncle, name of your first pet etc to help you with that?

    I am seriously re-considering even reading your Bynum opinions if you can’t figure out that little problem!

  • LA to TheBay

    It was a terrible movie but one of my childhood favorites: Commando.

  • raiderinparadise

    6 minutes ago – by Eric Gilmore – Jackson disturbed by McClain’s arrest
    Hue Jackson said he was “very disturbed” by LB Rolando McClain’s arrest Thursday stemming from a fight Wednesday night in Decatur, Ala. “There’s a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things, and obviously there was something done wrong. So we’ll go and deal with that accordingly from there.” Raiders RapidReports

  • davidon

    Casablanca..love Ingrid..also Isabella..met her at a book signing…first class,definition of charming

  • raiderinparadise

    Stand by me

    lol

  • Dakota

    285.LA to TheBay Says:
    December 2nd, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    It was a terrible movie but one of my childhood favorites: Commando.
    ______________

    You said you wouldn’t kill me!

    I lied!

  • raiderinparadise

    goonies!!!!!!!!!

  • bcz24

    285.LA to TheBay Says:
    December 2nd, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    It was a terrible movie but one of my childhood favorites: Commando.
    *******************
    Ahhh Allyssa Milano… her best flick – Embrace of the Vampire. Terrible movie, but really cant help but giving it 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up for Milano naked dyking it out with another hot chick.

  • inonewordraider

    best movie line of all time:
    “So say goodnight to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you”

    -Tony Montana

  • autopalm77

    Hwnrdr….Thought it was GREAT….282…..

  • Bcz24 Says:
    December 2nd, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    285.LA to TheBay Says:
    December 2nd, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    It was a terrible movie but one of my childhood favorites: Commando.
    *******************
    Ahhh Allyssa Milano… her best flick – Embrace of the Vampire. Terrible movie, but really cant help but giving it 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up for Milano naked dyking it out with another hot chick.

    ————-

    Showgirls….terrible movie too!!

    But watching Elizabeth Berkley duking it out with chicks!!

    Hell yeah!

  • imaquaman

    the longest yard ,with burt reynolds

  • The Oracle

    Some good movies to see if you havent already. They might be the best, but they are good watches:

    1. 70’s Sports- The Longest Yard (Burt Reynolds)
    2. Action- Heat (Deniro, Pacino, Keitel)
    3. Recent Drama-The Illusionist(cant remember the guys name but he was in that skinhead flick, anthony something)
    4. 70’s Comedy- Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder)
    5. 70 ‘s Gang- The Warriors (come out and plaaaayaaaay)
    Boulevard Nights (orale, for us Chicano vatos, aqui para VGV)
    6. Kids- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original with Gene Wilder)…
    8. Comedy-Kung Fu Hustle
    9. Recent kids- Nacho Libre (Jack Black)
    10. 70’s Horror- the original Exorcist (why Timmy..)
    11. Crime-The Usual Suspects (who is Keiser Soze)
    12. Vampire- Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”

  • The Oracle

    and if you haven’t seen Easy Money by Rodney Dangerfield, do so tomorrow man…