I’m not a lawyer. I don’t even watch legal dramas on TV. But even I know a bad omen when I see one. Surely Rolando McClain does too.
Just underway today is McClain’s trial in Alabama stemming from an arrest on an assault charge last year. If you’re reading this blog then you’re familiar with the case as it caused a stir when Hue Jackson opted not to take any action against his young defender.
Well, Jackson is gone and the court of Hue will always be overruled by an actual court.
Yesterday an out-of-nowhere video surfaced in which the incident in question was recorded on multiple cell phones. Today the fallout is already underway.
According to WHNT’s coverage of the trial, McClain’s co-defendant has changed his plea to guilty and will testify against McClain.
That’s not good and neither is the fact that McClain’s acquaintances are quickly jumping ship. How the video emerged in the first place was a bad sign. Now that McClain’s Co-D is making an about face it stands to reason there is something amiss with the whole situation.
It should be noted that none of the released videos show McClain partaking in any of the activities he’s accused of but for all we know an edited version of those videos was all that was “leaked” to the press. If there is something more damning entered as evidence then that will spell certain doom for McClain. Keep in mind no matter what the court rules McClain will have to answer to a much high power – Lord Goodell.