Before Raiders head coach Jon Gruden considers signing soon-to-be-released wide receiver Josh Gordon, he needs to delve into how Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson handled a troubled player almost seven years ago. At that time, Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain had been arrested three days before a game against the Miami Dolphins on misdemeanor
Steve has covered the Raiders in some capacity since their return to Oakland in 1995. He was the full-time beat writer from 1997-2010. for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News and covered more than 400 NFL games, including four Super Bowls. He also is the co-author of a recently released book titled "Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield."