Ravens LB Rolando McClain Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest
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.
Couple of things on McClain: He was already out on bond resulting from his January arrest in Ala. for providing false info to police.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) April 22, 2013
Court date for those charges is May 7. Prosecutor could now choose to have bond revoked and McClain to be held until court date.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) April 22, 2013
As for situation, police responded to a call about disturbance in local park. Witnesses told police that somebody had spit on McClain's car— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) April 22, 2013
and that resulted in disturbance. When police tried to disperse crowd, McClain allegedly walked by officer and said [Expletive] the police."— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) April 22, 2013
After he was informed that he was under arrest, McClain tried to jerk his arms away twice in process of getting cuffed, according to police— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) April 22, 2013
That resulted in resisting arrest charge.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) April 22, 2013
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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:
Ravens spokesman on R.McClain: "We are seeking more facts on this. The only information we have at this time is from media reports."— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) April 22, 2013
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.
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