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McClain to stand trial

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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  • John Tweedy

    Hang him!

  • John Tweedy

    Trade him for 40 year old Ray Lewis

  • nycraider

    why get rid of him..his mom said he played really good..

  • John Tweedy

    JB Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:28 pm
    There’s a handshake verbal contract. They are all at the Senior Bowl scouting talent. They’ll sign the paperwork as soon as that’s over. Hopefully they’ve called Al Saunders & told him he’s still employed as the OC. I’d hate to lose him & have to start the offense all over again.

    Al Saunders is there with them.

  • Thec

    I’d hate to lose him & have to start the offense all over again.

    ++++++++

    Agreed, that war and peace sized playbook will get put to full use with our playmakers…

    Really hope he stays. Big question is who calls the plays?

  • Thec

    nycraider Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:50 pm
    why get rid of him..his mom said he played really good..

    ++++++

    sorry mom, ncclain is a dumbazz…

  • John Tweedy

    Lechler and Allen played Ball together at A&M

  • http://raiderchaos.blogspot.com RaiderChaos

    Whats good Raider Nation? Bringin you some Common Sense going into…. http://raiderchaos.blogspot.com/2012/01/common-sensetime-to-come-up-free-agency.html

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    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.

    Incorrect, Steve. McClain’s mom flew into Miami and met Hue at the local beauty salon, where she insisted her son was innocent, and to play him.

  • joker94583

    $$$$$$$$$ Will make this go away no worries. Jeezus what do you have to do in Alabama to be charged with a felony? McClain is a complete tool what a moron.

  • weaselbit

    if he’s so stupid to do this what a dumbazz.
    He’ll slip again.
    Cut the cord.
    Or put a zero tolerance clause in his contract.

  • John Tweedy

    GG Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    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.

    Incorrect, Steve. McClain’s mom flew into Miami and met Hue at the local beauty salon, where she insisted her son was innocent, and to play him.

    Incorrect GG, She met Hue at KFC and paid him off with Crack, Chicken, and Greasy Black Sex.

  • Thec

    If we stay 4-3 I want us to get a new mike. Mcclain is incapable of play the position. He is actually playing out of position as he is am ilb in a 3-4.

  • Thec

    weaselbit Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    if he’s so stupid to do this what a dumbazz.
    He’ll slip again.
    Cut the cord.
    Or put a zero tolerance clause in his contract.

    ++++++++

    Truth…the Raids should put clauses like this incontracts to protect them from dumbazzes like this idiot….He is cut from the same cloth as BRL…

  • http://raiders.com Albert

    If Pryor isn’t the future, I would like to see the Raiders draft Kellen Moore from Boise State.

  • Thec

    With the GM, i would imagine he will have full control over hiring and firing players. That said first guy I want to see gone is banes…

  • severeraiderz

    Obey was signed to the roster because the raiders are in off season mode…they are allowed the Max number of players. Im sure the other practice squad guys were signed as well

  • Thec

    Pryor would not have gotten a shot under jackson however, he will under this new regume. I hope I belive he can play QB in this league.

  • space man spiff

    matt giordano is garbarge.

    he does’nt derserve to come back as a starter. he can not tackle. watch film he whiffs all the time at making tackles .
    maybe as a back-up. he made acouple of nice interceptions,but the man missed many tackles.

  • severeraiderz

    Ivey*

  • Thec

    regime…

    Switching to chrome.

  • realtruraider

    I bet the people that are talking schit about McClain are the same people that talked schit about DMC and DHB after there second year. It sounds like the same schit. we are not going to cut McClain or trade him. How many of you would of traded DMC and DHB before there 3rd year? Yeah thats what I thought, most of you.
    If you can’t learn from those two examples that you don’t give up on a top 10 pick until they have atleast played there 3rd season, well then I guess you will never learn.

    With a new defensive minded headcoach that doesn’t take no schit, could do wonders for McClain and some of our other under performers.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    John Tweedy Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    GG Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    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.

    Incorrect, Steve. McClain’s mom flew into Miami and met Hue at the local beauty salon, where she insisted her son was innocent, and to play him.

    Incorrect GG, She met Hue at KFC and paid him off with Crack, Chicken, and Greasy Black Sex.

    —–

    Incorrect Tweedy. You’re thinking of JaMarcus meeting Cable at KFC and offering him those things to keep him ahead of Gradkowski on the depth chart.

  • Thec

    With a new defensive minded headcoach that doesn’t take no schit, could do wonders for McClain and some of our other under performers.

    ++++++++++=

    Mcclain has never shown me that he can play mike in a 4-3.

    He is an ILB in a 3-4.

  • Thec

    If we stay in the 4-3 alignment, best we can hope for is moving Mcclain to will. He will never be suitable for mike in a 4-3.

    Mike’s are born not taught…

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    Weaselbit Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    if he’s so stupid to do this what a dumbazz.
    He’ll slip again.
    Cut the cord.
    Or put a zero tolerance clause in his contract.

    ::::::::::

    Hmm what a difference a GM makes.!

    One big diff will be the fashion our Player contracts will be wrote.
    We may now include such Clauses as Behavior, and Image.

  • MikieG

    Maddens take on the Allen Hire with Gannon and Schein on Sirius..

    http://siriusxmsports.posterous.com/john-madden-host-of-madden-football-on-sirius-69500

  • Thec

    One big diff will be the fashion our Player contracts will be wrote.
    We may now include such Clauses as Behavior, and Image.

    ++++++++

    The dumb azz clause…

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    Thec Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    One big diff will be the fashion our Player contracts will be wrote.
    We may now include such Clauses as Behavior, and Image.

    ++++++++

    The dumb azz clause…

    ::::::::::

    Exactly Thec. Was up Raider Brother??
    I couldn’t say it better myself.

  • Thec

    Exactly Thec. Was up Raider Brother??
    I couldn’t say it better myself.

    ++++==

    All is well Dirty, how ya been Brother?

  • hwnrdr

    I hope Reggie finds a Ray Lewis clone out there, or maybe a Clay Matthews!

  • Thec

    MikieG Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:35 pm
    Maddens take on the Allen Hire with Gannon and Schein on Sirius..

    http://siriusxmsports.posterous.com/john-madden-host-of-madden-football-on-sirius-69500

    +++++++

    Awesome listening to Big John talk…

    His point at the end was spot on…

    Awesome post Brother…

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    All good here Thec.

    We need to Dub it the McClain Claus.

  • realtruraider

    Thec, I hear ya, but before DMC 3rd year there were alot of people saying he can’t run between the tackles, he falls down by contact from long grass, etc. The same goes for DHB.

    I Myself will wait until the middle of his 3rd year before I start throwing around the bust label on him. Recent history would suggest that alot more people should do that as well.

  • stevenTyler

    Mcclain needs an offseason with great improvement in speed and effectiveness. Court may get in the way for that

  • Raiders for life

    First of all, McClain needs to decide if he wants to play football or hang out in Decatur.

  • ghostraiders

    I find it funny how some people here still crying over hue Jackson. .LOL. .get over him already. You sound like a bunch of crybaby’s.. he’s gone!! If we keep Al Saunders. All is good… just fix that sorry defense Allen.. Reggie. .. Thanks for not hiring meathead Mike Tice.

  • lefty12

    McKenzie mentioned at his press conference that you can’t give up on young players.I doubt McLain is going anywhere.The one who better watch it is McFadden.Remember,in GB they had Grant who kept getting injured so they went and drafted Starks.

  • realtruraider

    McClain needs a offseason with a legit NFL defensive mind, I am hoping Dennis Allen can do for McClain what Hue did for DMC and DHB.

  • al d. davis

    Ebony, sub-moron McClain needs to get his contract rescinded by the Raiders for moral reasons, and sent back to queer-nation with a banana between his teeth for the ape/half-monkey that he is.

    I hope he burns over his crimes. Hopefully he f around in Alabama from whence he came and get capped between the eyes while entertaining some ni.ga nonsense in ghetto.

  • al d. davis

    Big deal: we were 8/8 under Hue as an OC then H/C. Of course the offense got a lift when JaMarcus was dismissed, with or without Hue or Cable. When McGlassToes finally decided he was going to run we received another boost, irregardless of Hue. The fact that Ford then Moore were drafted gave us a boost also.

    We finally drafted some good O line components for which AL was responsible, and not Hue, finally giving us some sort of line.

    Hue admitted when we lost to Buffalo he discovered the losing character of the team, and had neither the moxy nor intelligence to confront and manipulate a dying old man, whose face was full of running sores. (I wouldn’t have faulted Hue for applying a chokehold on AL, putting him to sleep early.)

    Then Hue began making horrific mistakes in play calling, game management, clock management etc. which cost us games.

    Worst yet, was Hue’s unwavering support for Jason Campbell who has neither the talent nor football moxy to lead us to the playoffs. After all JC’s bottom lip hangs down to his knees; he is an apt game manager but patently stupid. JC’s winning record derives mainly from the fact we played all bottom tier teams with him at the helm, that had losing records. That is nothing to shout about.

    Hue’s most egregious negligent act was his hiring of Carson Palmer, which Hue claimed as the “greatest trade ever”: greatest trade for CP and Bengals on a washed up QB, injury prone, who gave up on his former team after earning $120M in 8 seasons. Palmer was no better than JC, was immobile, a statue in the pocket, couldn’t scramble and was completely non-elusive: thus high INT and fumble ratios, in failing to avoid the rush.

    Palmer will never be better than he was this season. If CP still “has it” why did no other team pick him up?

    As a result of the CP trade, Hue forewent the Raiders immediate future in draft picks and cash. Fact of the matter is Boller, if given a chance, and/or Pryor would have produced the same 8/8 figure.

    Now then, Hue lied, exaggerated, misrepresented our chances in getting to the playoffs knowing full well that we wouldn’t make it: he admitted it in his loud press conference after the SD fiasco, then threw the entire team under the bus.

    I for one believe we are well rid of Hue the Pimpin Magnificient. Fact is Hue is a bully: action cannot support his talk, cannot solve the trouble he himself created, runs like the yellow dog he is from trouble.

    Of course, once he became ego-manical toward the end of the season, he sealed his own fate. So it is written.

  • PlunkforHOF

    John Tweedy & Al D. Davis——-> I am ashamed to be the same species as you..

  • lefty12

    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.

  • olinesux

    plunk and lefty do you feel the same for the immigrant bashers on here?

  • SharkCatcher

    Saltine Crackers….are makin me Thirsty!

  • hendu

    PlunkforHOF,just take out the trash,on a daily basis,easy to do.

  • lefty12

    Damn right.

  • lefty12

    Olinesux-racism is racism,no matter who it is directed at.

  • olinesux

    cool good man

  • lefty12

    I’ll feel much better when Allen has signed his contract.From listening to the many interviews and reading different articles it could be Reggie has struck gold.I am so thankful STL passed on him to take Fisher,we might have gotten a gem.One thing is for sure-players are going to be held accountable on this team for the 1st time in a long time.