Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
The Oakland Raiders reinstated linebacker Rolando McClain following a two-game suspension.
The Oakland Raiders reinstated linebacker Rolando McClain to the team following a two-game suspension. He had received the suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.
McClain reportedly argued with head coach Dennis Allen on Nov. 28 before getting kicked out of practice. Oakland then told McClain to stay at home, which caused him to claim on Facebook that his time in Oakland was done.
McClain and Allen still need to meet before the linebacker is required to return to the team. Allen attended his father’s funeral in Texas on Monday, and is expected to return to practice on Wednesday.
Although McClain is officially back with Oakland, there is no guarantee that he suits up in the final three games for the Raiders. Oakland still owes the former first-round pick $3.6 million over the next two seasons, but since McClain received the suspension for conduct detrimental to the team, the Raiders could release the linebacker without penalty.