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McClain to stand trial

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:41 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Raiders starting middle linebacker Rolando McClain was ordered to stand trial May 17 for allegedly punching a man, threatening to kill him and firing a pistol next to his ear.
Decatur, Ala., municipal court judge Bill Cook Jr. set the trial date for McClain, 22, and Jarodiaus Willingham, 23. McClain was charged with third-degree assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm in the city limits.
His lawyer entered a not guilty plean on McClain’s behalf after McClain waived arraignment. His lawyer entered a not guilty plea Dec. 2. All the charges are misdemeanors under Alabama law.
McClain’s attorney, Billy C. Burney II, said McClain denies firing the gun and being involved in the fight. McClain was excused from practice at the time by then-coach Hue Jackson so that he could attend the funeral of his grandfather.
Jackson allowed McClain to play in that week’s game against the Miami Dolphins after speaking with McClain and coming away with the impression that his player wasn’t guilty of the things he was accused of doing.
McClain could not be reached for comment. When asked about the incident soon after it occurred, McClain said he didn’t have any comment.

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  • lefty12

    CDE-It seems both the QBs in the SB fit the ‘no longer the reality in this league’ mold.

  • JB

    lefty12 Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    The HC isn’t going to run the defense.His coordinator will.He may want a certain system,but the DC will run it.That is what Maddens interview points out.
    **********************
    Exactly. This also goes for Hue as it applied to offense. Hue should have let Saunders call the plays so he could be the HC instead of the OC that he actually was. If he was acting as the HC, he would have had more time to stay on top of Bresnahan’s a$$. Like Madden says, the HC needs to act like the HC and let the coordinators do their own jobs. Hue acted like the OC and that’s one main reason he’s no longer here.

  • Thec

    Lefty12 Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    Who is down on Pryor?I’d just like to see him preform at this level before handing him the keys.Why do you have a problem with starting a proven very good to elite QB and letting Pryor sit and learn for a few years like Rodgers did in GB?

    +++=

    This is actually the best situation for Pryor, and the Raiders, short term and long term.

    He can sponge off Palmer until he is ready…

  • CDERaider

    Everyone is. This kid is probably the most scrutinized and ignored elite college QB in the last decade. I promise you if he had been thrown in there against KC instead on Boller/Palmer and then again against Den (both blowoff losses) and had played the rest of the year (we would have missed the playoffs anyway) we would be so much better off with our 1st round and 2nd round next year. Surely firing Hue was part of that…

  • John Tweedy

    The Realist Dirty Raccoon Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    All good here Thec.

    We need to Dub it the McClain Claus.

    Real talk Dirty Nig gar why not cut the Baloney Raccoon, what ya really saying is to call it the BLACK Claus or da NiggaClaus Or a combo and go McNigga Claus

    Hey how bout the politicaly correct way a use The African American Claus

  • CDERaider

    Even Hue admitted on Eisner podcast this kid has serious skills and getting Palmer made it impossible to get him reps.

  • DKnight007

    lefty12 Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    This place is getting unbearable.If it isn’t Alias it’s one of these other clowns(maybe they are one of his alias’s also) who come here and ruin it for everyone.Nobody wants to read you guys racist BS.You show how ignorant you actually are by resorting to your racist crap.Do us all a favor and either clean it up or just die

    ^^^^^^^
    Need to move Wimbley to the RDE spot full time and coach him to be terror and do what he does best and that is get to the qb and cause disruption in the backfield.

    Move Houston to the UT/3TECH DT spot and Shauny is going to be plugged in at his LDE and he will hold that down. Seymour and Kelly ran rotate at the other DT spot.

    However this team needs to add another young BEAST DT, who can eventually replace Kelly and Seymour. I also like D Bryant to stick around and play more RDE on run downs and play inside and from time to time as a backup.

    The key is the Raiders adding LEGIT LB’s this year. Preferably two vets and add two rookies to develop.

    Also need to add a vet CB who can start and add a young safety.

  • CDERaider

    Left – agreed but Palmer isnt one of those guys, he just aint.

  • Dakota

    DKnight, u chickenschyt. I never said there were no racists on the blog And u damn well know it.

    I said if u were going to make accusations then be man enough to call the individual out by name.

    Now don’t be such a chicken fuk and grow a pair u little puzzy.

    Don’t start lying because your vag is still chapped.

  • CDERaider

    Can Pryor be the guy to take us the SB? I don’t know that. But what I do know is Palmer doesn’t have it anymore and he cost us big time and if we can get even one of those draft picks back – and give a young, winning, potentially game changing QB a chance.. you have to take that.

  • DKnight007

    # Dakota Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    DKnight, u chickenschyt. I never said there were no racists on the blog And u damn well know it.

    I said if u were going to make accusations then be man enough to call the individual out by name.

    Now don’t be such a chicken fuk and grow a pair u little puzzy.

    Don’t start lying because your vag is still chapped.

    ^^^^^^^
    Yeaaahhhhhh!

    There you are….you racist POS!

    That’s right…you want a name??

    The closet racist on this blog is some coward little girl named DAKOTAAAAAAAAA!

  • CDERaider

    Ok. Lets look at it the other way. Does Palmer even want to play for us now with Hue gone? What do you think?

  • DKnight007

    # Dakota Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    DKnight, u chickenschyt. I never said there were no racists on the blog And u damn well know it.

    I said if u were going to make accusations then be man enough to call the individual out by name.

    Now don’t be such a chicken fuk and grow a pair u little puzzy.

    Don’t start lying because your vag is still chapped.

    ^^^^^^^^
    I can’t decide who is more of sissy little punk biooootch….you or that other low life SistaBrown!

    LOL!

  • CDERaider

    DKnight – like where you’re heads at. Let me throw this..

    Curry at MLB. Wembley at weak. Pick up a vet or stud vet or rook at strong. McClain is a backup at best. I was skeptical of Curry but watching him live he’s the only dude with passion who can hit and something to prove, he’s the guy we need in the middle.

  • Dakota

    Knight,

    Little baby liar has to resort to making stuff up lol. What a puts u are. I’ve been here for years, find one racist comment.

    What a pathetic bug u are dknight.

  • CDERaider

    Shauny is going to ball out this year. Losing him was huge and it showed. Put Houston inside where he belongs in rotation with the ‘old men’ who need help. Draft looks like ILB, DE, Safety, OLB, Dline…

  • al d. davis

    CDE #114,

    My thoughts exactly CDE. Except, Raiders using Pryor after JC went down would still be 8/8. Had JC not gone down Raiders would still be 8/8.

  • CDERaider

    AD – yup – and now here we sit with no 1st and no 2nd (maybe a 1st) in ’13. McKenzie has his work cut out – D’Allen is a great start – but the kid better learn some swag… nah wat I maeannn

  • al d. davis

    McClain fits right into certain sterotypes and will be the cause of his own demise for engaging in nig.ar nonsense. But it is all on him.

    JaMarcus was the same way. Couldn’t even speak standard English, but instead substituted ghetto slang was lazy and fat and enjoyed purple drank more than lasting fame and fortune.

    Because these boys don’t grown up with a daddy to whip their azz’s for bad behavior, they feel entitled as high-profile college athletes.

    Then it all goes away, and rather quickly at that, and they wonder why? Look at TO who earned $80M during his career and is now dead broke and in arrears for $500k to his babies mamas: 4 kids by 4 different women, all as big as refrigerators.

    Also, under the 1st Amendment and freedom of speech in an open and public forum such as this content of an individual’s speech is protected unless same person advocates illegality or such speech instigates “a clear and present danger” of violent behavior.

    A person’s thoughts and speech are his own. Thank God for the U.S. Constitution.

  • al d. davis

    CDE, I know we no picks but at least Hue was dismissed. Also, hopefully, McClain will be in prison and gone from the scene.

  • BigLefty

    Save some salary cap room
    Dump McClain now. He hasn’t gotten any better in 2 years and he won’t The only thing he does somewhat well is cover downfield. He constantly picks the wrong gap. He has no clue how to take on a lineman

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