Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain at training camp 2011 (photo by Levi Damien)
For Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain and his assault cases, it's one down, one to go. He had a lawsuit against him stemming from an incident in 2008, while McClain was attending the University of Alabama. The suit was filed by one Mathew Mangham who alleged that McClain ran him over with his vehicle as well as physically assaulted him. That suit was scheduled to go to court June 5 and has now reached a settlement.
Mangham was reportedly seeking $75,000 in the suit for damages sustained in the incident. As a stipulation of the settlement, neither McClain nor Mangham can speak of the details of the case so we don't know how much the settlement ultimately yielded.
This incident was just one of many for McClain in the past few years. The most recent of which could be the most serious. He still must face charges for an incident in which he is accused of assaulting a man, then putting a gun to the man's head and firing off a round right by his ear.
That case will go to court on May 17, 2012.
The charges of assault and discharging a firearm in city limits are both misdemeanors in the state of Alabama but he is facing a lawsuit by the alleged victim in the case as well as punishment from the NFL. There is a very good chance, regardless of what happens in the case, that McClain would receive a suspension from the NFL. But details which arise from the case could decide how long the suspension will be.