(DECATUR, Ala.) — Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain has been sentenced to 180 days in jail after he was found guilty on all charges stemming from an assault case back in December.
McClain was charged with third-degree assault, reckless endangerment, menacing, and unlawful discharge of a firearm. He was sentenced to 45 days for each charge. McClain’s co-defendant, Jaradious Willingham, also pleaded guilty to third-degree assault after he agreed to testify against McClain. He received a 90-day jail sentence for his plea agreement.
The two men were charged with assaulting Rishard Tapscott, a friend of the two. In his testimony, Tapscott accused McClain of pointing a gun to his head while threatning to kill him before firing the gun beside his ear.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy has come out and said that the NFL will review McClain’s case to determine if further disciplinary action in necessary.
The eighth overall pick in the 2010 draft, McClain recorded 99 tackles and five sacks in his sophomore season.
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