On Rolando McClain

No surprise the Raiders suspended Rolando McClain. He may never play for them again. And I don't feel sorry for him. He seems like a questionable guy. Still, this whole thing is no good for the Raiders and gives the impression, along with how badly they play, that this is [...]

By | November 30th, 2012|8 Comments

Rolando McClain kind of apologizes

I read an article in the Chron this morning in which Raiders LB Rolando McClain apologizes: "I apologize for the bad publicity that has been put out there," he was quoted as saying. Wow, that's  quite an apology. He never says, "I apologize for what I did." That direct statement [...]

By | May 23rd, 2012|7 Comments

Rolando McClain and the Raiders’ dilemma

Here is the opening to my Tuesday column about Rolando McClain, apparently a gunslinger. The Raiders should flee from Rolando McClain. As you surely know, a judge in Alabama recently convicted McClain, the Raiders’ first-round draft pick in 2010, on four misdemeanors. They are third-degree assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and [...]

By | May 21st, 2012|15 Comments

Hue Jackson all over the place re: Rolando McClain

Hue Jackson today spoke about Rolando McClain at his weekly news conference. He explained why he said harsh things about McClain early on but backed down from those remarks later and let McClain play in Sunday's defeat in Miami. I believe Jackson means to do and say the right things. [...]

By | December 5th, 2011|36 Comments