The Day In Court
Selected legal updates involving the Oakland Raiders
Report: McClain Charges Dropped
Charges which resulted in a conviction by an Alabama municipal court judge against Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain have been dropped, ESPN reported Nov. 18, 2012.
Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain is sentenced to 180 days in jail
after his conviction on assault and other charges by a Decatur (Ala.) Municipal Court judge.
No Drug Charge For Russell
An Alabama grand jury declines to indict former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell on a felony drug possession charge related to a drink containing codeine syrup found at his home.
Court Sacks Raiders
The California Supreme Court on July 2, 2007 rules against the Raiders in their lawsuit with the National Football League, ending a case that began in 1999.
Court Rejects Verdict
A California state appeals court rejects a jury's $34.2 million award to the Raiders over accusations that Alameda County and Oakland officials falsely promised a sold-out stadium to lure the team back to Oakland.
Probation For Robbins
Former Raiders center gets five years' probabtion stemming from a 2005 brawl with Miami police.
Raiders Settle Lawsuit
A lawsuit that called for the Raiders to reveal confidential financial information has been settled.
A jury orders Bill Romanowski to pay former Raiders teammate Marcus Williams $340,000 in damages for punching the tight end in the face during a 2003 preseason practice.
Two Raiders Arrested
Cornerback Charles Woodson and safety Marques Anderson are arrested early Dec. 20, 2004 for investigation of public intoxication, according to published reports.
The Raiders must wait at least another year before seeking payment from
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Inc. of a $34 million judgment awarded
the team, a judge rules March 15, 2004.
No Chargers For Janikowski
Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski won't face charges stemming from a September 2003 fight in a Walnut Creek, Calif. restaurant.
Logo Suit Dismissed
The Raiders drop a lawsuit against NFL Properties a day before the trial is scheduled to begin. The dismissal marks the end to eight years of litigation between the team and the league over the Raiders' claims of trademark violations.
Russell Charges Dropped
Prosecutors dismiss felony rape charges against Raiders defensive tackle Darrell Russell.
Raiders Must Share Revenues
The Raiders must share stadium revenues with 31 other NFL teams, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge rules.
Just Litigate, Baby
The outcome of two trials in the coming months could determine the future home of the Raiders.
Raiders Reject Offer
The Raiders turn down a proposal from Oakland and Alameda County to
end litigation between the parties. More
Woodson Gets Probation
Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson was placed on probation for one year for impaired driving after a chairty golf tournament in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The 1997 Heisman Trophy winner was sentenced July 19, 2000.
Judge Finalizes Ruling
A Sacramento Superior Court judge has upheld his ruling that the Raiders must play in Oakland through the 2010 season, but he said the team can proceed with a jury trial to seek damages against the city and county. More
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