Oct 16, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain (55) reacts during the game against the Cleveland Browns at the O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Browns, 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Raiders Suspend McClain for Two Games

Instead of just releasing him, the Oakland Raiders decided to suspend disgruntled linebacker Rolando McClain two games for “conduct detrimental to the team.”

On Wednesday, McClain posted on his Facebook wall that he was no longer part of the team and would like to be anywhere else besides with the Raiders.

CBS reported that head coach Dennis Allen sent McClain off the practice field on Wednesday after the two got into a “heated” argument.

McClain, the eighth pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, was once touted as the future centerpiece of the Raiders’ defense. To say the least, he has failed to reach up to those expectations. His career stats are rather unimpressive: 173 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and one interception in three full seasons.

Off the field, McClain has been involved in several incidents. He was arrested last November for allegedly threatening to kill a man and firing a gun beside the man’s ear in Alabama. Last January, a car that McClain was driving was shot at, but nobody was hurt.

McClain will be eligible to return on December 16 when the Raiders take on the Chiefs at home, although it seems doubtful that he will ever suit up for the Silver and Black again considering his attitude towards the team.


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