Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain finds his status in question for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins as he is dealing with serious legal issues in Decatur, Alabama. McClain was arrested following an incident in which he allegedly discharged a weapon in public. He has been charged with discharging a firearm inside the city limits, third degree assault, menacing and reckless endangerment. The assault and endangerment charges constitute Class A misdemeanors, while menacing is a Class B misdemeanor.
Prior to the news of the charges, head coach Hue Jackson had indicated McClain would play on Sunday. Now that charges have been filed and McClain is in custody, that creates numerous question marks. He will be out of jail in time for the game, but given the gravity of the situation, it is difficult to tell whether he will be active on Sunday.
The Decatur police released a statement related on the charges giving the victim's side of the story:
"The victim in the assault reported that he had been at a residence on Skyview St. SW in Decatur when he got into a fight with another individual, identified as Jerradius Willingham. During the fight, the victim sustained injuries to his head and face. He was bleeding from the nose and mouth when speaking to the responding officers. The victim told officers that following the fight, he crawled to his car. He said that when he reached his car, Rolando McClain produced a pistol and aimed it at him. He said that while he was still on the ground, McClain walked over to him and put the gun to his head. The victim reported that he begged McClain not to shoot him and that McClain took the gun away from his head, held it next to his ear and fired it. Even though the initial report was of "shots" fired, investigators believe this was the only gunshot fired."
We still have not heard McClain's side of the story so there is plenty still to be figured out. Keep in mind that this statement is strictly from the alleged victim.