Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain has been arrested and charged with third-degree assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm in connection with an incident in Alabama.
According to the victim in the case, McClain allegedly held a gun to the victim’s head. The victim begged McClain not to shoot him, according to Seth Burkett and Bayne Hughes of the Decatur Daily.
McClain then put his gun next to the victim’s head and fired it into the air.
DecaturDaily.com has the classic picture of McClain being handcuffed Thursday on your left.
Recovering from an ankle injury, McClain is the captain of the Raiders defense and calls the team’s defensive plays. McClain, 22, a former football star at Decatur High and the University of Alabama, was released on $2,000 bail.
Oakland plays at the Miami Dolphins this Sunday. McClain was absent from team practices Wednesday and Thursday. Team officials said they are aware of Wednesday’s incident but had no other comment earlier this afternoon.
This is the second gun incident this year involving McClain in Decatur. He called Morgan County 911 on Jan. 28 to report being shot at while driving on Second Street Southwest.