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McClain at OTAs, practicing

There is no media availability until Tuesday, but checked in with the Raiders and was told Rolando McClain is in Alameda and practicing with the team while awaiting appeal on his conviction in Decatur, Ala. for assault, reckless endagerment, illegal discharge of a firearm and menacing.

McClain was sentenced last Thursday to 180 days in jail and fined $2,000 by a municipal court judge, then freed pending appeal. Appealing to the circuit court would include a jury trial. McClain’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg called the verdict “meaningless” in anticipation of a jury trial.

Rishard Tapscott, the victim in the case, identified McClain as the man who fired a gun next to his ear following a dispute. Tapscott has also filed a civil lawsuit against McClain.

The Raiders’ statement upon McClain’s conviction said “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.”

The club also has the option for disciplining McClain for conduct detrimental to the club _ the incident occurred on Nov. 30 while he was in Decatur for the funeral of a family member.

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  • RaiderRockstar

    Give him a chance then

    ***

    @Marley

    he’s getting his chance and he does get a shot at redemption like everybody else heldover from the pathetic 2011 defense

    just pointing out that the criticism of #55 is justified and I wouldn’t blame Reggie if he decides to dump this headcase and move on

  • hwnrdr

    In all fairness, McClain, being highly touted by Saban…we all had high expectations from him, being #8 and all! If,a nd that is a big IF he gets out of his legal actions in Decatur, AL…give him one last year! that is what I am giving him! He is still proves to be a piece of you know what, then goodbye Mr Alabamba!

  • http://000 Bob Marley

    Goota go, see you fellas tonight, there’s got to be some news from OTA’s.

  • RaiderRockstar

    LOL…settle down Rockstar.

    No need to get worked up, it won’t be our call after all.

    ***

    sorry, Marley

    too much coffee this morning or not enough?

    Anyways – I just want my Raiders to win games. Thats the bottom line. If McKenzie, Allen, Tarver & Holland can transform the guy from liability to asset, major props to them (with a shout out to Winston & Kaufman!)

    If he continues to blow, and thugs it up too.. I won’t be surprised

  • RaiderRockstar

    I really don’t feel comfortable that our starting middle linebacker is even on the team as of now, (assuming McClain is suspended/jailbound). I made mention of Stupar’s draft status and it’s not a whole lot different than a UDFA. Goethel has proven to be brittle, and Curry is just not the right man for the job. Burris would be a nice surprise if he can outright take the job, but he’s another rookie so it’s best to temper enthusiasm. I think Reggie has to scour the vet LB free agent market to find a decent stopgap.

    We have a gaping hole at middle LB, and we need to address it soon. It’s a bit much to expect the late round draft picks and UDFA’s to make an impact from jump street. It’s nice to be optimistic and all, but let’s keep some reality and focus.

    ***

    @G123

    couldn’t agree more!

    what free agent MLB would you like to see in Oakland?

    Bcz mentioned E.J. Henderson a few days ago as his favorite (I think?) – I like Keith Brooking, who has ties to Dennis Allen. Who is your guy?

    McIntosh, Farrior, Brackett ??

  • RaiderRockstar

    sorry, Hwnrdr

    I think I chased away half of the AM crew with my McClain rants!!

  • HairyBush

    I’m looking foward to some OTA updates. Tired of McClain.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Dirt Lot still around?

    tell me more about this tailgate!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    huge differences in Packers front office!

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/22/packers-say-no-basis-to-talk-of-mark-murphy-leaving-team/

    Geez, how long before they get Favre in a suit?

  • guest123

    RRS,

    I’ll be glad with EJ Henderson or Brooking. But really I trust the Raiders scouts to find the right vet to stand in for RoMac as the defacto starter. If they could bring in a LB now, it would be a nice shot in the arm to the defense and some valuable time to get used to Tarver’s scheme. We can’t count on RoMac, so we need somebody. I don’t really have a favorite, but I defer to Reggie’s scouting dept.

  • RaiderRockstar

    In footage from the Broncos’ organized team activities, Manning appeared to be throwing and running well and showing no ill-effects from the multiple neck procedures he had last year, forcing him to miss the entire 2011 season. We won’t see how well Manning can take a hit until the preseason begins, but we have seen that Manning can take a snap, drop back and pass looking more or less the way he has always looked. -PFT

    ***

    this is the part I like:

    “We won’t see how well Manning can take a hit until the preseason begins”

    that means the jury is still out

    Also, John Fox said “He’s getting better every day”. Ummmmm, isn’t that what Dennis Allen said about Terrelle Pryor?? PM either isn’t 100% , doesn’t have a complete grasp of the offense or doesn’t have chemistry with the young wides yet. I think it’s that first one!

  • bcz24

    @Bcz

    read this article from 8/30/11

    “out of the league” isn’t quite the same as placed on I.R.

    was ShoNasty out of the league last season??
    *****************
    I stand corrected, BUT he did not play a single game for them last year, so I don’t think we should say they like 2 TE’s because of Miller and Carlson when the 2 didn’t play a game together.

  • hwnrdr

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    May 22nd, 2012 at 7:37 am
    Dirt Lot still around?

    tell me more about this tailgate!!

    I can answer that one…on game day, I always send out texts to B, DMAC and let them know where I’m at. Dirt Lot calls me when he’s ready! There is always (at least in my area) tri-tip, steak, chicken, sausage, and drinks and good music! We all meet up and have a good time! Like I said, you ever make it down, give us a holler!

  • RaiderRockstar

    I don’t really have a favorite, but I defer to Reggie’s scouting dept.

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    @G123

    meet the new guy!

    Director of Player Personnel – Joey Clinkscales

    I agree with you that the time to bring in fresh blood is NOW, not after we catch word of the trial date or outcome. By then it’ll be too late to adapt to the Allen/Tarver defense and we’ll be stuck with Goethel & Stupar and hoping for a pleasant surprise.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I don’t think we should say they like 2 TE’s because of Miller and Carlson when the 2 didn’t play a game together.

    ***

    fair enough, bcz. that was an assumption on my part because ZMiller was acquired before Carlson got hurt

    the intention there was to have a dynamic TE duo, it just didn’t work out that way … so they’ll try again this year

    Still think they could have gotten a guy to match Winslow Jr’s production in 2012 for MUCH less money and a few less headaches. But I don’t own a crystal ball, so it’s just a projection.

  • J Hill

    If you really care what the GM and HC thought of 55, I would think there wouldn’t be as much negative propaganda coming from you.

    It’s pretty obvious the HC and GM think the guy is an asset. You just refuse to accept it.

    E J Henderson and Brookings could have BEEN signed for the vet minimum. If they were anywhere near the player 55 is, you really think the GM and HC wouldn’t have brought them in a long time ago?

  • RaiderRockstar

    There is always (at least in my area) tri-tip, steak, chicken, sausage, and drinks and good music! We all meet up and have a good time! Like I said, you ever make it down, give us a holler!

    ***

    sounds awesome, Hwnrdr!

    what kind of music?

    Dirt Lot strikes me as a Classic Rock type of dude.

  • hwnrdr

    The guys with me like hip hop…I do too, but I change it up when appropriate! I like Classic Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, etc.

  • hwnrdr

    And of course, right around noon, Hells Bells has to ring through the area!

  • RaiderRockstar

    LOL, here comes Jhill. I knew it was just a matter of time before him & JFB show up and sprinkle some fairy dust on the McClain situation….

    thanks for the Kool-Aid, bruh. keep it flowing

    how bout them Lakers, Wiggle?

    come back stronger next year with Dwight Howard & Darren Williams?? dump everybody else except Kobe? whats it going to be?

  • hwnrdr

    LOL, I’ll let J Hill answer that one!

  • RaiderRockstar

    And of course, right around noon, Hells Bells has to ring through the area!

    ***

    @Hwnrdr

    I don’t think you’ll hear any Lakers fans blasting ACDC’s “THUNDERSTRUCK” any time soon :P

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Fakers!!!

  • hwnrdr

    Ouch, Rockstar! That hurts…lol!

  • RaiderRockstar
  • hwnrdr

    O, deep inside, I think you like The LAKERS! LOL

    What’s up bro?

  • Marks hair

    Sounds like romac makes enough $$ to make his appeal happen after the season.. So maybe we wont need another vet mlb..

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I’m doing my Fakers lost/ lose dance.
    Fakers, Fakers, what are you going to do
    OKC and Durant destroyed you!

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Kentucky

    now that the Lakers are out of it, you gonna turn your attention toward rooting against my Heat??

    DWade is back on track. we got this win tonight at home :)

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    LOL Hwnrdr.
    I hated the Lakers since I was a kid a the ME. I thought their Colors were ugly.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    RR,

    I hate the cry babies and the Meltics too.
    Go Clippers
    Go Cavs

  • RaiderRockstar

    I thought their Colors were ugly

    ***

    same colors as the Chargers, there in SD.

    yikes!!

    Raider Kentucky bout to go postal surrounded by millions of bandwagon fans wearing nasty jerseys in every direction

  • RaiderRockstar

    Go Clippers
    Go Cavs

    ***

    LOL!!

    still? what are you rooting for them to do? draft good players?

  • hwnrdr

    D Wade had a monster game Sunday! But that is what I mean…That team will go as far as Wade takes them!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Spurs and Thunder’s game is the finals. Teams playing in the EC is just a show and a formality.
    West Side!!

  • R8ER MIKE

    GOOD MORNING NATION !!!!

  • J Hill

    RRS,

    Are you really concerned with the Laker roster?

    They won’t be winning any rings anytime soon, so it really doesn’t matter.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    RR,

    SD fans are wagon hoppers. No jerseys when their team is not in the POs.
    Weak Punks!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Long Live The ODB!
    Green Party Rules!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Are you really concerned with the Laker roster?

    They won’t be winning any rings anytime soon, so it really doesn’t matter

    ***

    agreed, J!

  • hwnrdr

    Raider O Says:
    May 22nd, 2012 at 8:15 am
    RR,

    SD fans are wagon hoppers. No jerseys when their team is not in the POs.
    Weak Punks!

    That is exactly right!

  • R8ER MIKE

    whats the good word today my Green Party brother ???

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    RR,

    The Cavs and Clippers are young and talented (not as talented as OKC), but they can be very good, if they add more talent and improve their HCs.

    Fire Del Negro!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I’m glad you asked my green party brother.
    The good word is……..
    B
    I
    R
    D
    Bird
    Bird
    Bird
    Bird is the word!!!

  • Silverandblack666

    Well haven’t you heard?

  • DennisAllensVisor

    HAHAHHAHAHHHAHAHHAH Lakers.

    Ok im done.

  • Silverandblack666

    Now that the Lakers lost maybe we can lose the basketball talk in here.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Heard What?! (lol)

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Gasol & Bynum for Dwight, Turk & 2012 1st rd.

    Clippers need to hire SVG.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    May 22nd, 2012 at 8:22 am
    Now that the Lakers lost maybe we can lose the basketball talk in here.

    —-

    Not a chance. :)