Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain is innocent of the charges against him, according to to his attorney, Billy C. Burney II.
McClain was arrested on Wednesday night in Dacatur, AL on charges of firing a gun and the assault of Richard Tapscott, a childhood friend of McClain's.
"Mr. McClain asserts his innocence. We are confident that Mr.McClain will be cleared of all charges."
Burney also told espn.com that his client denies firing a gun and denies that he was involved in a fight.
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Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.
"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.
Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August.
"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.
Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.
Raider Nation is grieving on Monday.
The father of general manager Reggie McKenzie passed away recently, and the franchise issued the following statement:
"The Raiders family is saddened by the passing of Sam McKenzie Jr., father of Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Raider Nation are with the McKenzie family."
No additional information is known at this time.