Former Alabama football player settles with student
Rolando McClain, a former Alabama football player and current member of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, has reached a settlement with Stanford Matthew Mangham over a 2008 incident in which McClain allegedly struck Mangham with a vehicle. Mangham’s claims also included allegations of physical assault.
According to Mangham, McClain hit the Alabama student twice on November 13 of 2008. McClain subsequently returned to the scene with other members of Alabama’s football program and verbally and physically assaulted Mangham in an attempt to intimidate him. Mangham required multiple oral surgeries to repair the damage.
The case was to be tried in early June, but both parties agreed to a motion for dismissal. The terms of the settlement are not clear—Mangham had sought $75,000 in damages—but the motion specified that each party would pay its own court costs.
McClain also faces trial for a November 2011 incident in which he is alleged to have punched a man, threatened to kill him, and fired a pistol near his ear. McClain has entered a plea of not guilty. A civil filing is forthcoming.
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