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Rolando McClain plays despite arrest

Updated: December 5, 2011, 12:07 AM ET
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MIAMI -- Linebacker Rolando McClain played for the Oakland Raiders in Sunday's game at Miami, three days after he was arrested on misdemeanor assault, firearms and other charges in his Alabama hometown.

Police said McClain fired a gun during a fight. He was in Alabama to attend his grandfather's funeral and didn't practice this week.

Coach Hue Jackson said he decided to play McClain after they discussed what had happened.

"I'm backing my player on this. I trust some things ...

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