Baltimore Ravens were in pursuit looking for a quality middle linebacker to replace the great and future Hall of Famer Ray Lewis and they thought they might have it in Rolando McClain, but it looks like they might have to try again because I can’t see them keeping McClain after his last arrest where he was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in his hometown of Decatur, AL on Sunday.
Decatur police confirmed that the former Alabama Crimson Tide All-American has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after an incident at Pines Park.
Eyewitnesses at the scene told WHNT News 19 that police officers had ordered McClain and several other people to leave the park after a large crowd had gathered there. McClain allegedly refused to do so, and began cursing at the officers. Authorities said McClain was eventually handcuffed and taken to the city jail before bonding out a short time later.
It’s worth noting that McClain was released from jail after he posted a $1,000 bond and both charges are misdemeanors. This won’t keep the NFL from handing McClain a suspension, and the Ravens may hand him his walking papers. They signed McClain to a one-year contract April 12 worth a maximum value of $1.1 million.
McClain has a history of legal troubles in his hometown. He was involved in a shooting in Alabama in November 2011, when he left his former team, the Raiders, briefly during the season to attend a family funeral.
In May 2012, McClain was convicted of four misdemeanors — reckless endangerment, menacing, third-degree assault and firing a gun in the city limits — but he appealed the verdict and the charges were dropped when the accuser told prosecutors he no longer wanted to pursue the case.
In his final season in Oakland, McClain served a two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.
Some players just never learn.