Oakland Raider Rolando McClain was sentenced to 180 days in jail and fined $2,000 this afternoon, but more punishment could come from his employer.
The NFL is reviewing the case under the league’s personal conduct policy, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in an email response to The Decatur Daily.
The policy, issued in 2010, was drafted after a number of high-profile players were convicted of violent crimes.
The first point under the “Standards of Conduct” heading would apply to McClain’s case:
“The use or threat of violence; domestic violence and other forms of partner abuse; theft and other property crimes; sex offenses; obstruction or resisting arrest; disorderly conduct; fraud; racketeering; and money laundering.”
The burden of proof for discipline through personal conduct policy doesn’t require legal action.
“Persons who fail to live up to this standard of conduct are guilty of conduct detrimental and subject to discipline, even where the conduct itself does not result in conviction of a crime,” the policy states.
The Raiders also released a statement to The Daily Thursday evening.
“The Raiders are well aware of the proceedings in the Alabama courts today. The team will continue to closely monitor the legal process, understanding that when appropriate the NFL will review the situation under its personal conduct policy.”
McClain was convicted this afternoon of third-degree assault, wrongful discharge of a firearm inside Decatur city limits, menacing and reckless endangerment.
After McClain bonded out following the conviction, defense attorney Harvey Steinberg promised there will be an appeal.
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