MIAMI -- Rolando McClain apparently said what Raiders coach Hue Jackson wanted to hear in their face-to-face meeting.
The second-year middle linebacker played the majority of the snaps in Sunday's 34-14 loss to Miami.
McClain was arrested in his hometown of Decatur, Ala., on Thursday and charged with four misdemeanors, including illegal discharge of a firearm, after an altercation that included two high school teammates. He had been excused by Jackson to attend the funeral of his grandfather.
The two spoke when McClain met the Raiders in Miami on Friday and McClain went through the team walk-through on Saturday.
"The information that I gathered myself in dealing with him is I feel the player has an opportunity to move beyond this," Jackson said. "There's no question he knows I'm disappointed with some things that occurred, and I will take care of that in-house."
If McClain feels remorse about being in the wrong place at the wrong time, he wasn't ready or able to talk about it with the media. Reporters who attempted to approach McClain were diverted by a member of the club's media relations staff, who said there would be no comment from the player.
McClain ended up leading the Raiders with eight tackles and had one tackle for loss, but he didn't start the game. Instead, Aaron Curry opened in the middle in a nickel defense. McClain came in for the first time on the third snap and was occasionally off the field.
Normally, McClain is the lone Raiders linebacker who plays every down, because of his knowledge of the system and ability to make defensive calls and adjustments.
Jackson said McClain's absence in some packages had to do with missed practice time and not because the coach was levying punishment.
McClain's attorney, Billy C. Burney II, has proclaimed his client's innocence. The NFL is also investigating as part of its personal conduct policy.
"When the league makes its determination, then I'll make my determination," Jackson said. "Until then, I'm going to trust my player. He knows there's a part of it I don't agree with by any stretch of the imagination."
Jackson and Raiders players insisted the McClain situation didn't hurt the team's focus against Miami.
Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, who was arrested for driving under the influence in September 2008, said he talked to McClain about getting past the legal issues.
"I got a DUI, and you don't want that," Kelly said. "I told Ro, you don't want that type of attention on yourself. You don't want people to remember you as that. You get a label in this league, it's hard to wipe it off.
"I told him, 'That ain't you. I work with you every day and that ain't you. You're not that guy. You made a mistake, learn from it.' "