OAKLAND (FNN Media) — Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was sentenced to 180 days in jail after he was found guilty of assault, reckless endangerment, menacing and wrongful discharge of a firearm in Alabama.
The charges stemmed from a Nov. 30, 2011 incident in which McClain was alleged to have threatened to kill Rishard Tapscott and fired a shot from a handgun next to his ear.
The Raiders issued the following statement: “The Raiders are well aware of the proceedings in the Alabama courts today. The team will continue to closely monitor the legal process, understanding that when appropriate the NFL will review the situation under its personal conduct policy.”
McClain will remain free on bond and plans to appeal the verdict. His appeal will include a jury trial.