Gunshots hit SUV driven by Raiders LB McClain


Gunshots hit SUV driven by Raiders LB McClain


UPDATE: Jan. 29, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. PT

HONOLULU, Hawaii Raiders tight end Zach Miller was aware of this weeks shooting in Alabama involving teammate Rolando McClain that left a bullet in the first-year middle linebackers SUV.I heard he was O.K., thats all that matters to me, Miller said this morning following the AFCs final practice, at Aloha Stadium on Ohana Day. Im sure well find out what happened but, you know, hes a good guy.Other than saying they are aware of the situation, the Raiders have no comment on the matter.--Paul Gutierrez staff

A published report out of Alabama indicates that Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was unharmed after the car he was driving was sprayed with bullets Thursday night.

According to The Birmingham News, McClain placed a call to the Decatur Police Department 20 minutes after officers were dispatched following a report of a potential gunshot victim.

Raiders senior executive John Herrera told Raiders Insider Paul Gutierrez that the team officially has no comment.

Officers could not locate a shooting victim according to a press release.

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McClain told police he was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe past a location where a group of people were standing on the corner when an unknown individual started shooting, according to the release.

The release indicated that bullets did not penetrate the passenger compartment, but officers retrieved one bullet that struck near the rear hatch of SUV.

Detectives said theyinterviewed the passengersin McClain's car and continue to follow leads in the case.

McClain was Oakland's No. 1 pick (8th overall) in last year's NFL Draft. He was the highest drafted Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker since Derrick Thomas went 4th overall to the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1989 NFL Draft.

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He finished his rookie season in Oakland with 85 tackles and one interception.

McClain attended Decatur High School where he played linebacker and tight end.

The next Primetime? Carr receives compliment after imitating Neon Deion


The next Primetime? Carr receives compliment after imitating Neon Deion

Watch out Jalen Richard. You have some competition for your punt returning job.

Okay, not really.

But quarterback Derek Carr got in on the action Tuesday. In a video posted by the Raiders on Twitter, Carr fielded a punt and ran it back to the endzone for a touchdown.

He proceeded to do Deion Sanders' touchdown dance and that elicited a response from the Pro Football Hall of Famer.

"That's 1 of the many reasons why I gots mad love for @derekcarrqb he is the #Truth," Sanders wrote in a quote tweet.

Carr has yet to respond.

Raiders place two on Non-Football Injury List


Raiders place two on Non-Football Injury List

The Raiders placed two players on the Non-Football Injury List, the team announced on Tuesday.

Linebacker Ben Heeney and tight end Cooper Helfet both count against the 90-man roster.

The Raiders' first team practice of training camp is scheduled for Saturdya.

Heeney was selected in the 5th round of the 2015 draft out of Kansas.

After appearing in 15 games a rookie, he saw action in just four games last season.

Over 23 games for the Seahawks in 2014 and 2015, Helfet caught 25 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns.

He spent time on the Raiders' practice squad last season.