Rolando McClain Found Guilty Of All Charges, Lawyer Appeals

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A judge has found Rolando McClain guilty on all charges in his trial in Decatur Municipal Court.  His charges include assault, reckless endangerment, menacing, and unlawful discharge of a firearm. 

Municipal Judge Billy Cook sentenced him to 45 days in jail for each charge, for a total of 180 days.  He must also pay $2,000 in fines.  Whether McClain will serve any jail time remains to be seen, however.  He remains free while his lawyer appeals the case.  Attorneys have asked for a jury trial, meaning this could move to Morgan County Circuit Court. 

All of McClain's charges are misdemeanors, and stem from an attack in November 2011 against Rishard Tapscott.

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He got a surprise Thursday morning when co-defendant, Jaradious Willingham, pleaded guilty shortly before the start of the trial.  He also agreed to testify in McClain's trial.

Willingham pleaded guilty to third-degree assault. Judge Cook sentenced him to 90 days in jail.  Willingham must also pay about $300 in fines.

McClain played football for Decatur High School, then the University of Alabama and now the Oakland Raiders.  In this matter, he is charged with assault, reckless endangerment, menacing, and wrongful discharge of a firearm.  He also faces charges related to a traffic violation in May 2011.

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