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Judge: McClain guilty on all counts; sentenced to 180 days in jail

Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain was found guilty Thursday of assault, reckless endangerment, menacing and wrongful discharge of a firearm by a Decatur (Ala.) Municipal Court judge, the television station WHNT-19 reported.

McClain was sentenced to 180 days in jail. It’s unclear how much of that time he actually will serve in jail. He was released on bond and will appeal the ruling, according to his lawyer.

The Raiders issued the following statement, in a press release:

“The Raiders are well aware of the proceedings in the Alabama courts today. The team will continue to closely monitor the legal process, understanding that when appropriate the NFL will review the situation under its personal conduct policy.”

Earlier in the day, Jaradious Williams, the co-defendant along with McClain in the case, pleaded guilty to 90 days in jail and approximately $300 in fines and testified against McClain.

McClain can appeal the verdict to a Circuit Court, which would include a jury trial.

McClain’s lawyer, Harvey Steinberg said of the ruling, “This is meaningless. We get a jury trial. Most lawyers say, ‘Let’s stipulate and start all over.’ I wanted to put this on so we could show how ridiculous this entire situation is. It truly is. There’s no basis for it.

“Our feeling was that we should go through it so we could put out there that Rolando did very little, if anything, wrong. He certainly didn’t do anything criminal. He ceertainly didn’t do anything wrong. This was the only procedure we had to follow other than doing the stipulation so we could get a trial to a jury. By doing it this way, we wanted to put out there the fact that this is a case we would humbly suggest is much ado about nothing.”

The conviction stems from an incident Nov. 30, with the victim, Rishard Tapscott, the victim of an alleged assault. Tapscott said McClain threatened to kill him and put a gun next to his ear and fired it.

McClain was in Alabama at the time attending the funeral of a relative.

He could also face discipline from the NFL and the Raiders for violation of the league’s personal conduct policy.

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  • Plunketthead

    Nascar thug behavior?
    Those good old boys rarely if ever get in trouble, a speeding ticket now and then, maybe.

    And for 36 weekends of the year Nascar fans meet up all around the country. They camp out together all weekend, getting drunk and hating on other drivers

    But theres no knife fights, no drive bys, no gunshootings, (even though all those rednecks are packing enough to supply a small army)

    If you want to put rednecks down, you better find another way

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Notice the immigration debate didn’t really get heated until 2006? That was when it hit every cable news channel, everyone had to take a side, etc.

    2006 = election year.

    Nuff said.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Long Live Rednecks!!

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    A lot of NASCAR drivers are violent today. It’s part of a redneck thug tradition, the KKK, etc. They’re thugs.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Black Metrosexual Abe Lincoln Being Awesome

    A Super PAC’s scheme to depict President 0bama as a “black, metrosexual Abe Lincoln” in a GOP ad campaign was discovered by the New York Times today. Here’s a Photoshop rendering of how literally cool Metro Abe would look.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikehayes/black-metrosexual-abe-lincoln-being-awesome
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    Wow. Lol.

  • Seymour Bush

    Raider O Says:
    May 18th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    The problem with mass immigration is it forces the price of labour down. And it forces the price of everything else, like rent, food, gasoline, power, up. When wages go down, and prices go up, standards of living go off the cliff. Welcome to America, 1985-present.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    That’s not completely true.
    The old theory is more people = more demand (increas prices) = more people competing for the SAME jobs = less wages.
    What is true? More people = more demand for products and services = more jobs = more products and services produced = better incomes!
    ==============================================

    No. Sorry. More people = more demand for products, means products go UP in price. Econ 101. If wages do not keep up, or exceeds prices, which since more labor is coming in, by definition it won’t, then standards of living fall. And that is what CLEARLY has happened in this country. Unless you came from a dirt floor hut in Quetzalpa or Shintao. Then coming here you are living large.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Tyson Chicken in N Carolina hires illegal immigrants to work. That’s a fact.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Ranking QBs 1-32 by Jason Smith @ NFL.com

    20) Carson Palmer, Oakland Raiders: His best days are behind him (bad). But now he has a whole offseason with the team’s playbook (good). But he’s still throwing to DHB and a bunch of no-names he can’t make better (bad).

  • Seymour Bush

    They’re needed, and, considering the history of this country, letting them in is the right thing to do.
    =========================================

    There’s not question it is the right thing to do for them, the question is, is it the right thing to do for those barely making it in our society. And when I mean those barely making it, I mean the middle class of American society.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    2006, election year, immigration debate heats up. hmmm.

    Right after Obamma wins election, tea party emerges. hmmm.

    Before 2006 there was hardly any immigration news.

    Before 2008 election you heard nothing of the tea party.

    Just notice the timing of these fads.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Please don’t talk about economics. I get insulted when you People talk economics. How many of you studied economics?
    Best example is Europe, open borders, create more jobs, produce more goods and services, etc…
    Let’s not talk economics. Please!

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    D. Moore is a no name.

    Ford is a no name.

    Only hope Criner becomes a no name.

  • Seymour Bush

    Sorry O I have an advanced degree in economics. And the European model proves my point.

  • Plunketthead

    2007 sully trolls Raiderblog
    2008 sully trolls Raiderblog
    2009 sully trolls Raiderblog
    2010 sully trolls Raiderblog
    2011 sully trolls Raiderblog
    2012 same scat

    Thats weird when someone gets off starting arguements on a blog

  • Seymour Bush

    Lowdown_in_Beijing Says:
    May 18th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Ranking QBs 1-32 by Jason Smith @ NFL.com

    20) Carson Palmer, Oakland Raiders: His best days are behind him (bad). But now he has a whole offseason with the team’s playbook (good). But he’s still throwing to DHB and a bunch of no-names he can’t make better (bad).
    ==========================================

    I saw that and they have Andrew Luck who has never taken a snap in the NFL rated higher than Palmer. Along with Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, and a couple of other head scratchers.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Sad.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Seymour Bush Says:
    May 18th, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    Sorry O I have an advanced degree in economics. And the European model proves my point.
    $$$$$$$$$$$

    LOL
    You should ask for a refund. (I’m joking)

  • Seymour Bush

    And anyone who actually watched Palmer play last year, I have a hard time believing his best years are behind him.

  • Plunketthead

    Moore may be one of the few players who can get our second round pick back next year.

  • Seymour Bush

    Raider O Says:
    May 18th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Seymour Bush Says:
    May 18th, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    Sorry O I have an advanced degree in economics. And the European model proves my point.
    $$$$$$$$$$$

    LOL
    You should ask for a refund. (I’m joking)
    ==========================================

    I’m not insulted. Believe me, there is a lot about the European model I like, more than here, but the fact they opened their borders and it has cause their economy to boom, I have to disagree.

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    Fat Sapp says Allen is the new coach in the best position to win NOW.

    Says things are going to be exciting in the Bay this season.

    strange to get love from him on nfln…

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Can’t wait for the 20th ranked QB (according to some bozo) to lite up the NFL with some no names.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    How many immigrants moved to Germany since WW2? Why is Germany doing so well?

  • Plunketthead

    Sapp is looking for a paycheck. The fish eyed fool will lick the buttcrack of anyone willing to hire his worthless butt

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz on the econ/history lessons, that was bad enough the first time through.

    Palmer’s command of the no huddle was amazing…haven’t seen leadership like that since Gannon/Plunket

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    SB,

    I hope not. I was joking.
    Look at Countries with resources like Germany and France, and don’t focus on Greece.

  • Plunketthead

    Since you want to talk about economics, Heres a serious question for all you educated economic nerds

    If the Raiders moved to Greece, would that be enough to save the country from the coming famine/depression/war?

  • Seymour Bush

    Raider O Says:
    May 18th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    How many immigrants moved to Germany since WW2? Why is Germany doing so well?
    ==============================================

    A lot of reasons. The Germans have always done well. They have a very hard working citizenry, good social programs and a solid eduction system that sends some to higher education and some to vocations. When the German economy tanked at the end of WWI because of the Weimar sanctions it took the entire continent with it. Germany is an open society in Europe but it is hard to believe the reason the German economy has been doing so well for so long is because of immigration. It has more to do with the other reasons I stated.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Economist are people didn’t have enough personality to become accountants…I’m in danger in getting whiplash from yawning so damn hard.

    Aside from the battle to replace #55, I’m looking forward to the battle @ LG and RT. Not as riveting as discussing economics, but then, I’m easily satiated.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Peemore Bust has an advanced degree in economics! Funniest thing I’ve heard all year

    And I’ve watched Juwanna Man like 5 times

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Plunketthead Says:
    May 18th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Since you want to talk about economics, Heres a serious question for all you educated economic nerds
    ——————————–
    Funny how Republicans have been brain-washed to think of education as some kind of Liberal indoctrination. Not really.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Soccer Ambassador,

    LOL
    Their main source of revenue is tourism. They are done.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Swing and miss Kell:

    Robert Smalls (April 5 , 1839–February 23, 1915) was an enslaved African American who, eventually became a politician, serving in the South Carolina State legislature and the United States House of Representatives. During his career, Smalls authored state legislation that gave South Carolina the first free and compulsory public school system in the United States, founded the Republican Party of South Carolina.

    Oh, and the battle for Back up Center has me up late at nights.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    pfft. censorship…

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    A lot of reasons. The Germans have always done well. They have a very hard working citizenry, good social programs and a solid eduction system that sends some to higher education and some to vocations. When the German economy tanked at the end of WWI because of the Weimar sanctions it took the entire continent with it. Germany is an open society in Europe but it is hard to believe the reason the German economy has been doing so well for so long is because of immigration. It has more to do with the other reasons I stated.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Thank you. That’s exactly my point. So immigration since WW2 didn’t have a negative effect on their economy?

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Immigration is for Nerds

    You blog goobers need to focus more on partying and getting fizzle with baked honies

    Then you won’t pee your Underoos every time a woman comes within 20 ft of your weiner

    This cool island jam from Rasta Ganja should help you get the Beeeech Diggity vibe flowin’, it’s called “Makin’ Hot Love Wit Hos, Mon”

    When I get IRIE reggae music makes me dance
    Den I find a ho and she massage the gopher in me pants
    We drink the margarita and sing Bob Marley song
    The ho pull out the ruler measure me dode 1 ft long

    KINGSTON TOWN REPRESENT BEEEECH DIGGITY FAMILY STYLE

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Raiders.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Anyone have a list of words that are censored?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Lowdown_in_Beijing Says:
    May 18th, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    Swing and miss Kell:

    Robert Smalls (April 5 , 1839–February 23, 1915) was an enslaved African American who, eventually became a politician, serving in the South Carolina State legislature and the United States House of Representatives. During his career, Smalls authored state legislation that gave South Carolina the first free and compulsory public school system in the United States, founded the Republican Party of South Carolina.
    ———————————-
    The Republican Party completely changed during the Civil Rights era, smart ass. Lol.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    This guy complains about economics but he is talking about race and politics.
    Economics is boring for people that can’t understand it.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Mexicans.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Unionized.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Hmm. What gives, mods? Tell me what I’m doing wrong?

  • Method To My Madness

    MR…you are having me die laughing today

    Beecher and Dumbkota and any other LA hack…..damn the money…that isn’t a Raider town….too many transplants….Take your rams or chargers back….end of story

    You guys are disrespectful to all the legends and all the other ppl who helped build this thing….after 83 season it went to schit in LA. You guys really act like Oakland is Oklahoma….people will come here no doubt. I dunno why you guys think everyone wants LA. Not all like that sort of life…..you guys like to steal and not earn. LA has shown they don’t deserve a team

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Beeeech Dawg,

    How about a song about a Rastafarian super hero called “Iron Mon’”…???

    No joking, show some love as only you can.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Beeech,

    I’m a nerd bro. I can’t help it, but I do like smoking Ganja.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Lowdown,

    Abraham Lincoln a Republican signed the Emancipation Proclamation, too, ok?

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    These mods are making no sense at all today. Why can’t they just give us a list of banned words? I’m going right down the list here.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Weird. Oh well, guess certain people can say whatever they want and certain people can’t respond. Must be a buddy system. What can you do?

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    MTMM,

    Over and under till his next meltdown??

    LA can secede from the Raider Nation for all I care.