In what should be his final headline as an Oakland Raider Rolando McClain was once again arrested in his native Alabama. Last time it was on assault charges. This time its something much milder as McClain was stopped for having an illegal tint on his car. However he gave officers a false name and was thus arrested.
Another smart move by a certified genius (that there is called sarcasm).
Whatever the specifics his latest arrest this is the final entry in this chapter for McClain’s time with Raiders. Reggie McKenzie more or less washed his hands of the problem leaving it up to Dennis Allen. All Allen did was to suspend McClain for two games then park his underachieving middle linebacker for the rest of the season.
At one point McClain was reduced to playing scout team fullback for the Raiders this season.
While McClain was able to avoid any punishment for his previous arrest there can be no doubt the problem is his judgment.
McClain’s act is tired both on and off the field. The only real crime here is that the Raiders didn’t part ways with their latest draft bust even sooner.
Perhaps there are cap implications that prevented McKenzie from cutting ties during the regular season. If there were any hopes of working out a trade to get McClain out of town those plans are pretty much dashed at this point.
Time to cut the ties and move on.