More details are rolling in regarding Baltimore Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain’s arrest. The newly signed linebacker wasted no time in proving you can change your setting but not your character when he was arrested this weekend for the second time in a calendar year. But as if being arrested again wasn’t enough, McClain continued his public disdain for authority when he verbally abused the police upon his arrest.
Per a USA Today report:
Decatur (Ala.) police say Rolando McClain’s arrest for disorderly conduct was a result of his ignoring orders to stop walking after yelling, “F— the police!” at officers who had ordered a crowd at a park to disperse.
We don’t think McClain was singing the NWA song either. McClain’s verbal attack on police echo something he said when he was arrested back in January of this year. At the time of that arrest, McClain reportedly said that corrupt cops were out to get him and that he had essentially been framed. McClain was much more to the point with his criticism this time around.
Local police released a statement on the events leading up to McClain’s arrest.
“The man yanked his arms away from the officers as other individuals in his group moved in and tried to prevent the officers from arresting him. At this point, the officers recognized the man as Rolando McClain. McClain continued to struggle with the officers as the officers had to contend with his friends as well as him. Members of the crowd stepped forward and tried to get McClain and his friends to calm down and let the police do their job.”
McClain being signed by the Baltimore Ravens was supposed to be his shot at redemption, but that could be a short lived endeavor. The Ravens have not room for a trouble maker on their roster and while they’ve given no indication of what they’re going to do, McClain could very well be on the open market again soon.