Co-defendant to testify against McClain
From good news to worse news for Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain. Yesterday, video surfaced of the incident that has him facing charges of third-degree assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm. That’s bad enough, but now, his co-defendant has agreed to testify against him.
Jaradious Williams has agreed to plead guilty to third-degree assault in exchange for his testimony against McClain in his trial that starts on Thursday. Probably not what Raiders executives were hoping for.
Photo Caption: McClain takes the charges very seriously.
Williams will get about $300 in fines and be sentenced to 30 days in jail.
As for the video that was released, it sounds like it won’t help McClain’s case.
“It’s obvious that McClain has been edited out of parts of it, but it matches up perfectly with (the victim)’s statements of it,” attorney Carl Cole said. “I think this shows that there may be cracks in Willingham and McClain’s circle of friends. They may not all be willing to hide what happened that night.”