The Raiders Made a Big Mistake by Not Releasing Rolando McClain

Rolando McClain has been arrested in Alabama again, this time for giving a false name to a police officer according to the Seth Burkett of the Decatur Daily.

McClain was arrested and convicted by a judge for allegedly firing a gun next to the ear of a friend in 2011, but the conviction was overturned. The Raiders also suspended McClain for two games for conduct detrimental to the team at the end of the season and didn’t activate him for the final two games.

The charges against McClain aren’t likely to stick, but the charges aren’t nearly as condemning as his childish behavior during the incident. If it wasn’t crystal clear before, the Raiders should have released McClain a long time ago and made a big mistake by not moving on from him earlier.

According to the report, when asked for a driver’s license and proof of insurance by the officer that pulled him over for his window tint, McClain said, “You know who I am.” McClain twice refused to roll up his windows so the officer could check his window tint and provided a letter for the tint that a supervising officer confirmed was not sufficient.

Rolando McClain signed a citation for overly dark window tint as “(Expletive) y’all,” Decatur police said. #Raiders

— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) January 9, 2013 McClain also refused to talk to the supervising officer that showed up to help and proceeded to sign “(Expletive) y’all” on the ticket he received even though he was instructed that he could clear up the matter with proper documentation from his doctor on his court date. McClain refused to sign his name on the ticket.

It’s McClain’s attitude and maturity that remain issues. No one cares that McClain has tinted windows, with or without a doctor’s note. The ticket for the tint could be totally unfair and unjust, but this type of thing probably happens on a n...

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