Rolando McClain, the Middle Linebacker of the Oakland Raiders and one of their defense's bright stars, held a man at gunpoint last year in Alabama after attending his grandmother's funeral. That's a no-no, and McClain has been sentenced to serve 180 days in jail.
Some people, including Raiders fans, are assuming that this means that McClain will be in a cell starting today for the next six months, which surprisingly shows a lack of knowledge about the U.S. Justice System by Raiders fans. As Bill Williamson pointed out, McClain's lawyers will fight and appeal until they can get his sentenced served during the offseason (January-July). It's called "massaging the system", and McClain has the money to pay for lawyers that know exactly how to do it.
Roger Goodell seems like he won't be taking action until the courts tell him to as it pertains to McClain. That could mean that today's sentencing is enough for Roger to finally lay out a suspension for Rolando, or it could mean that the suspension will wait until McClain is actually behind bars.
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