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Sunday, November 18, 2012
Schefter: McClain cleared in criminal case

By Bill Williamson

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports misdemeanor assault charges against Oakland middle linebacker Rolando McClain have been dropped in Alabama.

Thus, Schefter reports, McClain will not serve any jail time nor will he face an NFL suspension. The issue stemmed from an incident in his hometown last fall when McClain was accused of shooting a gun near a man’s head during a fight. McClain was originally sentenced to 180 days in jail.

McClain, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2010 draft, has been a disappointment on the field. He has lost some playing time this season. If the Raiders get a chance to draft Notre Dame middle linebacker Manti Te'o, they’d very likely seriously consider it.

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