Ravens LB Rolando McClain Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IApril 21, 2013

NFL linebacker Rolando McClain can't keep himself out of trouble. 

WHNT news passes along that the Decatur, Ala., police confirmed that the Baltimore Raven was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. 


UPDATE: Tuesday, Apr. 23, at 8:55 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec has the latest from the Ravens regarding Rolando McClain's recent arrest:

Ravens officials, deep in preparations for the start of the NFL draft on Thursday, said that they are reviewing the situation and had no immediate comment about McClain's status with the team.

'There is due process on this, and we are paying attention to that,' Ravens senior vice president for public and community relations Kevin Byrne said.

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UPDATE: Monday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m ET by Michael Cahill

More details have emerged about the incident that resulted in McClain's arrest. Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun posted the details on his twitter account.






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The alleged incident took place at Pines Park. As WHNT explains, according to information from eyewitnesses, officers ordered McClain and several others to leave the park when a large crowd was gathering. 

McClain was not receptive to the order. He reportedly refused while using some expletives. He was handcuffed and transported to jail before being bonded out.  

Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec has the latest from the Ravens on McClain's arrest:

This, of course, is not the first time McClain has found himself in a bit of legal hot water.  In 2011, he made headlines when he was arrested, and eventually convicted, for assault and other charges "when he allegedly threatened to kill a man and fired a gun next to his head."

He was arrested again this past January after he was pulled over for his window tinting. He had some more colorful language for the authorities when signing the ticket, which got him in trouble for providing a false name

All three of those arrests have come at the hands of the Decatur police. 

When taken on their own, Rolando McClain's past two arrests would not be a huge cause for concern. He apparently feels that he is being treated unjustly by the authorities, and the incidents would likely not have landed him in any trouble had he cooperated.

However, these incidents can't be taken on their own, and the former No. 8 overall selection is a player who is trying to salvage his NFL career after being released by the Raiders earlier this offseason.