Former Alabama Linebacker Charged With Disorderly Conduct

A former Alabama linebacker who has had numerous run-ins with the law, has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest by Decatur police.

Rolando McClain was, according to the Decatur Police Department, arrested and charged with two misdemeanors after an incident at Pines Park in Decatur.  McClain allegedly yelled obscenities at police officers Sunday when they were attempting to disperse a crowd of more than 700 people at the park after responding to calls of a fight.

Lt. John Crouch, the public information officer for the Decatur Police Department, said in a statement that officers started moving everyone out of the street when someone in the crowd began yelling obscenities at the police in an attempt to stir up the crowd.  Officers eventually identified the person yelling obscenities as McClain, and when they attempted to arrest him for disorderly conduct, he resisted arrest. He was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest by the officers.

According to the arrest report, McClain was released from jail after posting his bond of $1,000.

McClain, who is a Decatur native,  is no stranger to Decatur police.  Just last year on May 18, he was convicted of reckless endangerment, menacing, third-degree assault and firing a gun in city limits for an incident that occurred in November 2011.  He received a sentence of 180 days in jail, however, when the victim declined to testify when McClain appealed the conviction, the charges were dismissed.

On January 8 of this year, McClain was arrested on charges of violating rules on car window tint and attempting to lie to police about his identity, as well.

While playing as a linebacker for the University of Alabama, McClain was recognized as an All-American and helped Alabama win the 2010 Nation Championship.  In the 2010 NFL Draft, McClain was drafted by the Oakland Raiders, but was let go by the team last year.

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