Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain mugging for the camer after his arrest in Decatur AL (photo by Decatur Daily News)
Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain was not in attendance at Raiders' first OTA practices this week. He had other pressing matters. Those matters were dealing with the legal situation he faces in Decatur Alabama in which he allegedly assaulted a man, put a gun to his head, and fired off a shot by his ear. The incident occurred the last time McClain was absent from practice-- during last season when he was excused to attend his grandfather's funeral.
Well, this legal matter may have just gotten a whole lot more difficult for McClain as the Decatur Daily News has uncovered a video from an anonymous source which appears to support much of the story as it was told by the victim, Rishard Tapscott, of the assault. It will at least take the word "alleged" off of it from Tapscott's perspective because it is clear in the video that he was assaulted. The video only shows the other defendant, McClain's friend Jadoriaus Willingham, doing the assaulting.
You can read the whole report HERE.
"It's obvious that McClain has been edited out of parts of it, but it matches up perfectly with (the victim)'s statements of it," attorney Carl Cole said. "I think this shows that there may be cracks in Willingham and McClain's circle of friends. They may not all be willing to hide what happened that night."
This will undoubtedly be used to convict Willingham and could be very damaging to McClain's case as well.
He is due in court this Thursday. Both McClain and Willingham have pleaded not guilty to all charges.