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Decatur Daily has tape of McClain incident

The Decatur Daily has obtained video of the incident that left Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain facing chargers of third degree assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm in the city limits.

The most serious of the allegations, that McClain produced a firearm, put it near the ear of the alleged victim Rishard Tapscott and firing it, are not included. The incident occurred on Nov. 30, when McClain was away from the team because of the death of a relative.

McClain was excused from the Raiders’ voluntary organized team activity session Tuesday, with coach Dennis Allen saying he was dealing with legal issues. He is scheduled to be in court Thursday.

Also charged is Jadoriaus Willingham, who is shown beating Tapscott when the altercation moved from indoors to outdoors.

The attorney for the victim, Carl Cole, believes it bolsters his client’s case.

“It’s obvious that McClain has been edited out of parts of it, but it matches up perfectly with (the victim’s) statements of it,’’ Cole told the Decatur Daily. “I think this shows there may be cracks in Willingham and McClain’s circle of friends. They may not be willing to hide what happened that night.’’

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said on Dec. 1 the league would follow developments in the legal case before determining whether McClain will be subject to discipline under the league’s personal conduct policy.

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  • DMAC

    Raiders!

  • DMAC

    Looks like a one on one ass whoopin’ to me. The edited sound is a little suspect, if you asked me.

  • DMAC

    tercero

  • DMAC

    Can u hear me now?

  • DMAC

    I got 5 on it!

  • DMAC

    Any OTA’s 2day?

  • DMAC

    Go A’s!

  • DMAC

    Did someone say prepare for a Laker beat down 2night?
    Their right!

  • DMAC

    Nueve

  • The Beeech Dawg

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    May 16th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    JLofty Says:
    May 16th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    So Beetch, how do the Lackers respond from a 30 point drubbing by OKC? Rather if you are going to be that dominated and humiliated, what exactly is the strategy to come back with?

    ————————–

    Yo, the Purple & Gold gots to go with match ups, can’t be successful against their athleticism

    Gasol v Ibaka – Gasol works him inside and in the post for 18 and 8

    Bynum v Perkins – If Bynum doesn’t discover his dominance we’re finished. Needs 24 and 14

    Kobe v Anyone – Kobe doesn’t need 40, but must dominate the 2nd going into halftime and the 4th to close it out

    Artest keep Durant under 30 and somehow Sessions and Blake contain Westbrook, although we don’t really have anyone who can stop him

    This season the Lake Show has been successful late in games V the Drizzle, so gots to keep it close into the 4th

    BRINGING SHOWTIME BACK HOME TIED 1-1 WIZZLE

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I agree with RR about TK. He does not want to play NT.

  • DMAC

    Raider O Says:
    May 16th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I agree with RR about TK. He does not want to play NT.
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    He probably doesn’t want to play DT either.
    Just show him the $$$.

  • Dan78

    With that attitude, you guys think TK would restructure, if asked too.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    TK earned his money the last 2 seasons when it came to rushing the passer (14.5 sacks), but the problem is that’s all we have on the DL. We need a NT.

  • DMAC

    Newest Oakland Raider Jack Crawford speaks to Bay Area media
    By SUSAN LULGJURAJ, Staff Writer |

    St. Augustine Prep graduate Jack Crawford was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
    The closest Crawford will get this way is when the Raiders will play at the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 11.
    He spoke to The Press of Atlantic City following the draft (story link), but also had time with the Bay Area media. CNS Bay Area provided a transcript of that interview.
    Here are some of the highlights from the interview, but click here to check it out in its entirety.

    Q: Have you taken a moment to reflect how unlikely this is, given how long and how far you’ve come?
    A: It’s crazy. It’s a little emotional right now, everybody is crying. It’s so unlikely. I told myself coming into this situation that I wasn’t going to get upset if I didn’t get drafted. I have come so far already. I am just so happy. This is one of the best days of my life.

    Q: You had a dip in production your junior year. What happened there?
    A: I got hurt. I sprained a ligament in my right foot and it was just hard, because instead of having the surgery, I decided to let it heal a little bit and try and come back. I didn’t give myself enough time to heal up and I could never play up to my full potential.

    Q: When did you make the transition in your mind from basketball player to football player?
    A: It was the first year I played. Stepping on that football field for the first time, it was a feeling I never had before. I liked how it was a physical game. I grew up playing rugby and stepping on the football field, there was just a lot more excitement. When I started to get more of a feel for the game, I became more and more intrigued by it.

    Q: When did you make the transition in your mind from basketball player to football player?
    A: It was the first year I played. Stepping on that football field for the first time, it was a feeling I never had before. I liked how it was a physical game. I grew up playing rugby and stepping on the football field, there was just a lot more excitement. When I started to get more of a feel for the game, I became more and more intrigued by it.

  • RaiderRockstar

    you guys think TK would restructure, if asked too?

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    @Dan

    sure he would, it wouldn’t net him any less money and would make him look like a good dude to fans – because it would give Reggie more cap flexibility. no reason not to. It would convert most of his salary into a bonus paid up front, then he’d still get whatever the vet minimum is divided by 16, weekly.

    Correct, Bcz?

  • DMAC

    Sorry folks
    Just found out that the interview is a little old, just a tad bit
    lol

  • lefty12

    Kelly has restructured in the past.You guys are always trying to read too much into what people say.I took what he said as I’d rather not play NT but since I’m employed by the team and they write the check,I’ll do whatever they ask.Unlike what Bush did a couple of years ago when all our FBs were injured and he was asked to play the position for the TEAM and he refused.

  • Dan78

    thx RR

  • DMAC

    Here we go (some new info)

    Pryor says he has ‘big’ arm to go with fast legs

    ALAMEDA — I’ve written, and said, time and time again that each of the Raiders’ three quarterbacks has a distinctively different skill set. So I asked Terrelle Pryor about it.

    Carson Palmer is the prototypical stay-in-the-pocket bomber with the big arm.

    Matt Leinart is the definition of a left-handed “system” quarterback.

    Pryor is the gifted unknown who can make plays happen with his legs, in the mold of Cam Newton and Tim Tebow. Except…

    “I’ve got a big arm, too, a big arm,” Pryor said, without a hint of amusement. “I just happen to be able to run, and that just adds on to my arsenal.”

    He also has a bushel of confidence still, which is also needed to not only survive, but thrive as an NFL quarterback.

    “You go throughout the reads and do the right progression and throw the ball to the right spot, where you want it to be,” Pryor said. “And if nothing’s there, and I take off, then that’s a plus.”

    Many saw the recent signing of Matt Leinart as a negative in Pryor’s development. But not Pryor, who has acknowledged that Carson Palmer is the starter and that he is competing with Leinart to be the primary backup.

    “This is the business of football,” Pryor said. “You have to have a strong core quarterback group because that’s really what leads the team. Defense does win games, yes. You need everybody to be on the same page, but you need a quarterback to know what’s going on and be able to lead the team.

    “I’m not discouraged at all that Matt’s here. Matt’s a great guy and I’m going to go about my business getting better and working hard and no one out-working me. That’s how I live and that’s how I do things every day, and it won’t change.”

  • DMAC

    20

    Paul G insider

  • RaiderRockstar

    Kelly has restructured in the past

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    @Lefty

    Bob Gallery restructured like 5 times for us, but Raider fans still thought he was a greedy pig for not accepting Al Davis’ offer of $2.5 million per season

    cashed in with Seattle. dumped by them a year later. now he’s probably making the vet minimum in New England

    maybe Al was right??

  • guest123

    Here’s hoping Burris has used his time wisely in the OTA to carve out a name for himself while McClain is stewing in court out in Alabama. McClain = outta sight and outta mind.

  • hwnrdr

    Sorry DMAC, I think GG posted that this morning as well…but I do like what I read!

  • Try Some Reality

    With that attitude and work ethic, I’m inclined to believe Pryor will be a success.

  • lefty12

    The way these guys fly around like most of us drive to the grocery store,why wasn’t McClain here for the work-outs when he doesn’t have to be in court until Thursday.Also,if I read the article right,he doesn’t have to be there at all.I sure hope Goethel can stay healthy this year because we will probably need him.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    I hope Pryor is the future. All these young guys learning together is what we need to stay on top for awhile.

  • ottocrat

    Wow. It’s a meeting of the Alabama MENSA chapter. This is evidence enough for me. Do the Raider Nation a favor, and lock this bust up for life.

  • lefty12

    I hope Pryor is the future.
    ==============
    That would be nice.One thing is easy to see now though.They always say the most popular player on a team is the BU QB.Nothing could be more obvious than that on our team.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I sure hope Goethel can stay healthy this year because we will probably need him.

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    Agreed, Lefty

    if not Goethel or Stupar?

    i’m guessing Aaron Curry will be our MLB

    Miles Burris would take AC’s old starting OLB spot imo

  • raiderlization

    Re structure means turned into signing bonuses that means the pay is still the same! Dah! Not counted against the cap the same way! LMAO!

  • lefty12

    I don’t believe Curry has the tools necessary to play MLB-especially in a 4-3.

  • DutchRaider77

    So do the Raiders receive a comp pick if a free agent draft pick goes to jail?

  • imaquaman

    TK might be living off his 14.5 sacks over the last couple of years and thats ok.but im telling you when we win the superbowl every one in the league including TK would want to play any position they could just to be on a superbowl team ,unless of course he is just here for the check.a team player would do what ever was needed .if he dont want to help the team cut him or trade him.id rather have someone thats willing to help anyway they could rather than i play when i want to

  • http://out-of-whack 909RaiderLifer

    Decatur Daily has tape of McClain incident

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    To quote a semi-famous Great Dane: “Ruhh Roww”…

  • RaiderRockstar

    I don’t believe Curry has the tools necessary to play MLB-especially in a 4-3

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    @Lefty

    whats the alternative?

    Goethel = zero starts
    Stupar = zero starts (rookie)

    MLB = defensive captain. QB of the D

    sign Keith Brooking off the street to a cheap 1-year deal?

  • bcz24

    @Dan

    sure he would, it wouldn’t net him any less money and would make him look like a good dude to fans – because it would give Reggie more cap flexibility. no reason not to. It would convert most of his salary into a bonus paid up front, then he’d still get whatever the vet minimum is divided by 16, weekly.

    Correct, Bcz?
    *************************
    No player in the NFL, past present or future will ever refuse to restructure their deal. Rock is correct on this, most fans get confused and think the term ‘restructure’ means you save the team money. It is the cap vs cash part guys don’t understand.

    Basically it works like this. If we owe you 10 million dollars on a 4 year deal, and your base salarys are 5,3,1,1 million per year, and we need to lower your cap hit this season because we cant afford you at 5 mill, we restrucure like this give you an 8 mill bonus this year in cash (which now guarantees you get paid), and make your salary each of those 4 years 500k. What we have done is evened out your 10 mill cap hit over 4 years, and saved 2 mill in space this year. Get it? It is a bit confusing understanding the cap vs cash thing, but in the end all you are doing is giving the player all his cash up front, so you can spread the cap hit over time.

    Now, a guy like Aaron Curry, who was due 5 mill THIS YEAR, renegotiated his contract, and added years to the deal for the same 5 million. This is NOT a restructure, which is where a lot of guys get confused as well. Most players aren’t willing to do what Curry did, and would rather get cut and take their chances on the open market.

  • Dan78

    Is Schmitt a good pass catching FB. Do you guys know.

  • 303Raider

    Lake show is old and tired.

    They are going down 4-1, bank it.

    Kobe has to guard Westbrook and pray Gasoline and Bynum play lights out AND Blake hits 10 3 pointers.

    Go Raiders!!

  • DMAC

    Love AC for that move and he’ll ball this season.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Yo Homies

    Been in the bathroom for the last 2hrs dropping wet turd bombs like it’s Hiroshima

    Guess that bowl of Yoshinoya Beef Bowl and Double Whopper with triple cheese was a hella bad combo

    Heading down to Spearmint Rhino for some free lap dances and comped buffet action. First gotta throw my undies in the wash, they got straight up destroyed

    WHUT WHUT

  • Thec

    McCheese faces the possibility of time…what a dumb azz…

  • kvnbntly

    alrighty then lol

  • Thec

    rookie LB Burris can play all Lb positions in a 4-3.

  • lefty12

    So what if Goethel has zero starts.Every player has to have his first start sometime.Goethel has survived what,3 different coaching staffs,so they all must see something in him.He was a projected starter last year before he got hurt.Lsat year it was even reported on this blog that some of the coaches liked him better in the middle than McClain.If he doesn’t get hurt again,he is the logical choice.

  • kvnbntly

    7/29/2010: Signed a five-year, $40 million contract. The deal contains $23 million guaranteed. 2012: $970,000, 2013: $4.005 million, 2014: $5.805 million, 2015: Free Agent per rotoworld
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    so in the event McClain is found guilty, or just disintrest the team so much they decide to cut him. His 970k would count against the cap this year, but they would be off the hook for the remainder of his contract???

  • DMAC

    Goethal clearly did not look the same after his 1st injury. Looked pretty slow if you ask me. Don’t think he would come back any better/faster after his 2nd injury.

  • RaiderRockstar

    if he dont want to help the team cut him or trade him.id rather have someone thats willing to help anyway they could rather than i play when i want to

    ***

    Aqua,

    Kelly plays when he wants to, thats exactly right.

    same with Richard Seymour. very inconsistent.

    hopefully that can be corrected with the proper coaching & motivation.

  • Thec

    MLB = defensive captain. QB of the D

    +++++++++

    2 more reasons why McCheese should get run however, I am open to letting him go through the presea, and 2 live rounds to see where he is.

    McCheese did not have to appeared in court. thats what the Lawyers are for…

  • lefty12

    Well,DMAC,luckily the coaches make those decisions not anyone on this blog.