Raiders Rolando McClain Says He's Innocent

| by Off The Record

As you may or may not have heard, Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain was involved (allegedly) in a little incident down in Alabama this week. He was arrested after being accused of holding a gun to a dude’s head as the he begged him not to shoot, and then fired the gun just away from his ear. It was most likely to make a statement, but that’s just a guess.

McClain faces charges of assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and firing a gun inside the city limits. All are misdemeanors according to some other sports site that we read but can’t remember where we read it.

But, here is a shocking development in the case regarding the 2010 first-round pick: His attorney says he’s innocent!

“Mr. McClain asserts his innocence,” Billy C. Burney II said in a statement. “We are confident that Mr. McClain will be cleared of all charges.”

The Raiders had no comment at the time, but a side note: Billy C. Burney II sounds like a lawyer in Alabama doesn’t he? Sounds like a “Dukes of Hazzard” character.

But, we digress.

The bottom line is that we can’t imagine how stupid some of these athletes are. McClain is making bank and he’s a very nice player on a Raiders team that’s been surprisingly good this year. We would love to know what this was about and why Rolando felt the need to get involved. At the very least, why are you still messing with guns. Christ, you’re an idiot.