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Raiders Linebacker McClain Sentenced To 180 Days In Jail

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Rolando McClain of the Oakland Raiders poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Rolando McClain of the Oakland Raiders poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

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DECATUR, Ala. (AP) – Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for assault and other charges stemming from a November fight in his hometown.

Decatur Municipal Judge Bill Cook convicted the 22-year-old former Alabama star Thursday of third-degree assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm in the city limits. He fined McClain $2,000.

Attorney Harvey Steinberg says he plans to appeal McClain’s conviction.

McClain, 6-foot-3 and 255 pounds, and Jarodiaus Willingham were charged with assaulting Rishard Tapscott, who was a friend of the two, on Nov. 30, 2011. McClain allegedly pointed a gun at Tapscott’s head and threatened to kill him before firing it beside his ear.

Willingham, 23 of Decatur, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault in the case Thursday morning. He received a 90-day jail sentence.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.)

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