Raiders DE McNeal Arrested on Fraud Charges in South Carolina

Raiders defensive end Bryant McNeal was arrested on Thursday in South Carolina following a traffic stop for having an outstanding warrant.  The 27-year-old’s warrant was for selling a Land Rover to a pawn broker for $15,000 in Florida when he didn’t own it.  McNeal was with Tampa Bay back in 2005, and reports say that during that summer he didn’t return to claim the car, and Carbucks Corp. tried to collect the title.  The company then found out that McNeal had not paid off a bank loan as well.  The arrest was issued in December of 05 for defrauding a pawn broker.

“We take matters of this nature very seriously,” Oakland spokesman Mike Taylor said Thursday. “But until we have all of the facts, it would be inappropriate to comment or otherwise react.”  McNeal on top of the first charge also was served a warrant for writing a bad check for $1,500.  He was signed to the Raiders practice squad last season.  McNeal signed with Tampa Bay in December 2004 before being cut before the next season began.

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