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An update on the Rolando McClain arrest situation

The whole Rolando McClain story made headlines nationwide last week and was topic of lively debate on this site. A lot’s happened since then with other topics, so why not cover what’s happened since last Thursday.

Well, McClain wasn’t suspended from Sunday’s Oakland Raiders game at Miami. He played and led the team with eight tackles in a 34-14 loss.

McClain’s permit to carry a concealed weapon in Alabama was revoked on Tuesday.

Raiders coach Hue Jackson took several questions on the McClain matter in a news conference earlier this week in Oakland. Here’s a taste of that transcript:

Question: Was the decision on McClain a close call for you? Was it like a 51 percent, 49 percent call?

Jackson:  It was. It really was. Obviously I mulled that thing over and talked to several people, including teammates, my council, people that I trust.

At the end of the day, the league still has to investigate this thing to see it through. I know what I know and feel very comfortable with what I know.

Again, does the young man understand I was disappointed by him being even close to any situation where anybody could say anything? Yes, he was, and he is.

But at the end of the day when I look at it all, I think maybe, in my opinion, when this thing all comes out, I think we’ll all feel different about it. Not different about him being there. He was there at a place, maybe for the right reason but at the wrong time. Yeah, it was a close call for me. Very close.

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Breaking: Rolando McClain arrested in connection with shooting

Rolando McClain being led to police car today. (Copyright photo John Godbey/Decatur Daily)

Update 4:46 p.m.:  More details are emerging from the Thursday afternoon arrest of Rolando McClain. Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson told reporters McClain was in Decatur attending his grandfather’s funeral.

A few more details from the incident were released by Decatur police. It began as a fight between the unidentified victim and McClain’s friend Jerradius Willingham, a former basketball player at Shelton State in Tuscaloosa.

McClain allegedly pulled a pistol after the fight, according to the news release, which details the incident in more detail:

“(The victim) said that while he was still on the ground, McClain walked over to him and put the gun to his head. The victim reported that he begged McClain not to shoot him and that McClain took the gun away from his head, held it next to his ear and fired it,” the release stated.

McClain was released on bail at 3:30 p.m., The Decatur Daily reported.

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Here is the latest on this breaking story as reported by The Decatur Daily:

DECATUR — Football star Rolando McClain was charged with third-degree assault and three other misdemeanors today by Decatur police in connection with a Wednesday night fight that injured a man.

The Oakland Raiders linebacker also was charged with menacing, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm in the city limits.

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UPDATED: The NFL Network will not be live at UA pro day

UPDATE: There was some confusion about Alabama’s pro day and the NFL Network. As it turns out, there will not be live coverage of the event on the NFL Network, as was previously reported. They will be there filming, but it will not be live. My mistake.

The localized version of the scouting combine will take place Wednesday morning in the UA indoor complex and weight room.

The 40-yard dash and agility drills will start somewhere in the neighborhood of 11:30 a.m. CST.

Pro day at Alabama produced its share of headlines the past two years. In 2009, Andre Smith’s shirtless 40-yard dash became infamous. Rolando McClain’s revelation of his Crohn’s Disease was the big story.

What could possibly happen this year? Stay tuned for updates.

UPDATED: Shots fired at Rolando McClain’s car

Former Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain was uninjured Thursday evening when shots were fired at his SUV, according to a news release just sent out by Decatur police.

One bullet was retrieved from the rear hatch of his Chevy Tahoe after police responded to McClain’s call to emergency dispatchers.

McClain, a Decatur High product, said he was driving down Second Street SW in Decatur when a group of people standing in the 2nd Street intersection started shooting. The bullet did not penetrate the passenger compartment, the release said.

A crime scene technician and detectives responded to the scene and interviewed McClain and his passengers. Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to call the Decatur Police Department at (256) 341-4660.

The former Butkus Award winner just completed his rookie season with the Oakland Raiders.

Update: Read more on this story on decaturdaily.com

Check back for more soon.

Court documents from Rolando McClain lawsuit

You may have read about the lawsuit involving former Alabama and Decatur High star Rolando McClain as the defendant.  If not, read this. Now, here are the documents filed in Morgan County court. Click on each to enlarge it.

Rolando McClain not talking to reporters

The darling of Decatur, Rolando McClain, wasn’t exactly a fan of the media while in Tuscaloosa. He’s taking it to the next level now that he’s a professional with the Oakland Raiders. Check out the following story from the Associated Press:

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland rookie middle linebacker Rolando McClain briefly broke his long silence to the media to make a plea to Raiders fans to come out to this week’s game.

McClain has not done an interview with the local media since the season opener against Tennessee on Sept. 12. He has declined numerous requests since then. When asked Monday if he had time to talk, McClain said he wouldn’t give an interview until the Raiders sold out a game.

“If the fans come out and we can sell out a damn game, I’ll talk to the media,” McClain said. “Until then … I need full fan support.”

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What’s important this Monday afternoon

It’s back to the weekly grind this Monday afternoon. Here’s what is making news in the Alabama universe this week.

  • The Alabama/Florida game will air in prime time next Saturday. CBS picked up the SEC Championship rematch for its 7 p.m. (Central) broadcast. It will be the third night game of the year through five games.
  • Nothing major came out of the afternoon news conference with Nick Saban and selected players.
  • On the injury front, the only player Saban won’t practice today is defensive end Luther Davis. He sprained an ankle and a knee against Duke, but Saban expects he’ll be back for Tuesday’s practice.
  • Mark Ingram said he was a little sore after his big debut at Duke, but it wasn’t anything unusual.

Check out this video of former Tide linebacker Rolando McClain getting nasty in yesterday’s game with the Raiders. More to come later.

Updating Alabama’s NFL rookies

Kareem Jackson takes a good look at Reggie Bush in this AP photo

The NFL preseason continues on. Here is a quick look at a few of the stars from the 2009 Alabama squad who enjoyed a certain degree of success in college.

It is still early in the process and there is still time for these guys to impress the front office before cutdowns.

  • Rolando McClain picked up three tackles in Saturday’s 32-17 Raiders win over the Bears. The Decatur native got his first stop on the Raiders’ opening play on defense stopping the Bears for a two yard gain.
  • The sequel to Terrence Cody’s big debut with the Ravens wasn’t as big, but not bad. He had two tackles — both for losses — in a 22-3 win over Washington.
  • The kick returning that made Javier Arenas a star in Tuscaloosa isn’t hurting his cause in Kansas City.  He picked up a 54-yard kickoff return in the Chiefs 20-15 loss in his hometown of Tampa.
  • The “other” first-round pick, Kareem Jackson made a pair of tackles and broke up a pass in the Texans’ 38-20 loss to Super Bowl champion New Orleans.
  • Brandon Deaderick didn’t make a tackle in last week’s game in Atlanta, but this writer thinks he’ll make the Patriots’ final roster.

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