Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was sentenced to 180 days in jail on Thursday after being found guilty on four charges following a December arrest, according to Michael Casagrande of the Decatur Daily.
Rolando McClain sentenced to 180 days in jail.— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) May 17, 2012
Update: Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 5:45 p.m. EDT by Tim Keeney
ESPN's Adam Schefter is now reporting that McClain's sentencing won't start quite yet because McClain is requesting a jury trial:
McClain's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, said McClain has filed a request for a jury trial and now, under state law, "the process starts all over again."
"Starts all over again." That means this whole process is still far from over.
The incident occurred on Nov. 30, 2011. The victim in this case said McClain "put a pistol to his head while he was lying on the ground, and fired a shot next to his ear after he begged McClain not to shoot him."
According to WSFA Channel 12 News in Alabama, a video was released that showed McClain and the victim arguing, but it might not hold up in court since it never actually showed him attacking the victim.
McClain played in 15 games for the Raiders last season, his second in the NFL, recording 99 tackles and five sacks. Oakland drafted him out of the University of Alabama with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft.