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Raiders' McClain has pistol permit revoked in Alabama county

An Alabama county is revoking a pistol permit for Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain following his arrest on assault and firearms charges there.

The Decatur Daily reports that Morgan County Chief Deputy Mike Corley says the charges against McClain mean his permit is invalid.

The former Alabama football star renewed his state pistol permit on Nov. 30, the same day he was allegedly involved in a confrontation that led to his arrest.

Police say he fired a gun by a man's head and is charged with assault, discharging a weapon in the city and other misdemeanor offenses.

McClain was active in last weekend's game against the Miami Dolphins. On Tuesday, Raiders coach Hue Jackson continued to stand by his player, saying he does not believe the NFL should suspend McClain based on the information he has on McClain's case.

A defense lawyer denies that McClain fired a gun, and he predicts the player will be acquitted. McClain's trial is set for Jan. 24 in Decatur municipal court.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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