Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Rolando McClain Arrested For Third Time in 16 Months

By Paul Seaver
Mark J. Rebilas-USA Today Sports

In some rather unexpected news it appears that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested on Sunday night. Okay, so it’s not really that unexpected.

McClain was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest — his third apprehension in 16 months. Ironically enough, they’ve all come in his hometown of Decatur, Alabama. The 6-foot-4 linebacker was arrested after he allegedly refused to leave a park when a large crowd gathered there. He began cursing at officers and was eventually handcuffed and take to the local jail where he bonded out a short time later, according to WHNT News 19 in Alabama.

After three tumultuous seasons with the Oakland Raiders, McClain signed a one year deal with the Ravens back on Apr. 12, looking and hoping for a fresh start on the football field. The only issue is that McClain continues to have his off-the-field struggles, which have continuously put a damper on his future on the gridiron.

McClain was selected with the eighth overall pick by the Raiders back in 2010 and could have the opportunity to shine in a depleted Ravens’ linebacking core here in 2013. However, following McClain’s latest incident with law enforcement, his future once again is up in the air. It’s very likely that his leash in Baltimore isn’t very long, so an arrest just ten days after his signing is certainly not good.

McClain’s deal with Baltimore was for one year and is worth $700,000 with no guaranteed money. We will see how the Ravens handle this situation.


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