Reports: Rolando McClain Dismissed from Oakland Raiders

Rolando McClain arrives in court with family members (Photo: Brian Covington, WHNT News 19)

OAKLAND, Ca. (WHNT) — Former Alabama Crimson Tide football star Rolando McClain’s days in the NFL appear to be over, for now.

According to multiple online reports, McClain was not allowed to practice Wednesday, and an announcement of his removal from the team is expected sometime Thursday.  A reason for the dismissal has not been announced.  California newspaper The Mercury News reports McClain posted on his Facebook page “Officially no longer an Oakland Raider!!!”, and later posted “Well technically I am. But I’m mentally done. Just waiting on my papers” and “I’d like to be anywhere besides here.”  The posts are no longer on McClain’s page.

McClain was found guilty in May 2012 of assault, reckless endangerment, menacing, and unlawful discharge of a firearm following an incident in Decatur where a man was beaten and threatened by McClain.  McClain is a Decatur native.  During the trial, several of McClain’s friends testified and gave conflicting reports of what happened. 

His conviction in Decatur Municipal Court was immediately appealed to Morgan County Circuit Court where all charges against him were dismissed at the request of prosecutors and the victim in the case.