As first reported by WHNT in Huntsville, Baltimore Ravens LB Rolando McClain was arrested again Sunday night in his hometown of Decatur, Ala.
McClain was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, both misdemeanor charges.
According to the WHNT report, McClain was arrested at Pines Park. Police forced a large crowd gathered in the park to leave when the troubled former Crimson Tide LB refused to and began cursing at the police.
McClain’s arrest is the latest in a disturbing track record over recent years. He was arrested in 2011 and charged with reckless endangerment, menacing, third-degree assault and firing a gun in city limits. A conviction was overturned in circuit court when the victim declined to testify. He was arrested again in 2013 for a window tint violation and gave arresting officers a false name.
McClain was suspended two games for conduct detrimental to the Oakland Raiders in 2012, the suspension was reportedly separate from the off-field issues. He said he was “mentally done” as a Raider via a Facebook post during the course of last season, adding “looking forward to playing for an actual ‘team.’”
The Ravens signed McClain two weeks ago, giving him a deal worth as much as $1.1 million. General Manager Ozzie Newsome told reporters “Rolando is just (being) given an opportunity to make our 53-man roster, that’s it” last week. He added ”I think the guys in the locker room will be able to provide him with the proper guidance as to the way John (Harbaugh) wants his football players to be.”
McClain purchased a home in Madison, Ala. earlier this offseason and vowed to clean up his act off the field prior to signing a one-year deal with the Ravens.
That included an admission that he needed to distance himself from his hometown in order to get his career back on track.
“I love my friends and my city and I won’t turn my back on them,” McClain told the Madison Weekly News in March. “I just need to make better decisions in my life. I won’t be making as many visits to Decatur.”
As of late Sunday night, the Ravens had not offered public comment about the arrest.
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