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Raiders suspend McClain for 2 games

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Nate Byham (82) is tackled by Oakland Raiders linebackers Miles Burris (56), Rolando McClain (55), and Philip Wheeler during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders suspended linebacker Rolando McClain on Friday for two games for conduct detrimental to the team after sending him home from practice earlier in the week.

Coach Dennis Allen announced the suspension but has not said publicly what McClain did to warrant the punishment other than calling it a team-related issue.

McClain was present at the start of practice Wednesday before being asked to leave amid speculation he might be released. Allen asked McClain to stay home from the facility on Thursday, saying there needed to be "consequences to his actions."

Those consequences became a suspension.

McClain is eligible to return to the team on Dec. 10


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