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Report: Raiders' McClain faces charges

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Rolando McClain was drafted in the first round in 2010 by the Raiders.
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Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain faces a string of charges for allegedly holding a gun to a man's head then firing the weapon just inches from his ear, Comcast SportsNet reported Thursday.

McClain, 22, is accused of discharging a firearm within city limits, third degree assault, and menacing and reckless endangerment following the incident which occurred Wednesday night as he visited his hometown of Decatur, northern Alabama.

According to a statement issued by Decatur Police, McClain and a man identified as Jerradius Willingham got into a fight at a residence in southwest Decatur, during which Willingham "sustained injuries to his head and face."

Willingham told police he crawled to his car following the fight at which point McClain "produced a pistol and aimed it at him." Willingham said McClain walked up to him while he was still on the ground and put the gun to his head.

"The victim reported that he begged McClain not to shoot him and that McClain took the gun away from his head, held it next to his ear and fired it," the police statement read.

The Raiders linebacker was arrested and later released on $2,000 bail Thursday. Willingham was charged with one count of assault, according to police, and released on $500 bond.

The Raiders refused to discuss the matter in detail when contacted by Comcast SportsNet, saying, "We are aware of the incident. At this time, we have no further comment."

Head coach Hue Jackson told reporters Thursday that McClain was in Alabama to attend his grandfather's funeral.

Wednesday's incident was the second time McClain has been linked to gunshots in his hometown in the last year.

In January, McClain was driving in Decatur when an unknown individual fired at his vehicle. Police discovered a bullet lodged in the rear passenger door of McClain's Chevy Tahoe. He was unharmed in the incident.

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