Oakland Raiders’ Linebacker Sentenced to 180 Days in Jail

We told you very briefly about an incident involving Oakland Raiders’ linebacker Rolando McClain back in December, now the judgement has been handed down into what his penalty will be. McClain was accused of beating up Rishard Tapscott, holding a gun against his head, and firing a shot next to his ear. He was found guilty on Thursday — of Reckless Endangerment, Third-Degree Assault, Menacing, and Discharging a Firearm in city limits — and sentenced to 180 days in jail.

The alleged victim, Tapscott, was also the star witness in the case. He testified that McClain attacked him and said that, “(McClain) just kept repeating he’d kill me, he’d blow my ****ing head off.”

McClain was sentenced to 45 days in jail for each of the four charges, he begins serving on June 1. He also has to pay $500 for each charge, totaling $2,000.

Back in December I asked former NFL player George Wrighster what he thought about the incident, and responded by saying, “You have to let the legal system run its course with stuff like this, or people would just accuse people just to get them suspended.” Now that the legal system has run its course, you have to think McClain will be hit with a stiff penalty from Roger Goodell.

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Posted on May 17, 2012, in Sports, Thee Cody Taylor and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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