McClain pleads not guilty in April arrest case

McClain pleads not guilty in April arrest case
July 9, 2013, 2:30 pm
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Rolando McClain played in 41 games over three seasons with the Raiders, recording 175 tackles, 6.5 sacks and one interception. (AP)

Former Raiders LB and recently retired Rolando McClain has pleaded not guilty to charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest stemming from a disturbance in his home town of Decatur, Alabama on April 21. 

McClain was arrested after allegedly saying "[Expletive] the police,"  when cops responded to the scene in a Decatur park.  

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The Baltimore Sun reports McClain was assigned a Dec. 12 court date. 

McClain, 23, was the No. 8 overall selection by Oakland in the 2010 NFL draft. The Raiders waived him on April 5, 2013 following a season when he fell out of favor with first year head coach Dennis Allen. Allen had suspended McClain two games last season for conduct detrimental to the team following a confrontation during practice. 

Shortly after the Raiders waived him, McClain agreed to a a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Baltimore Ravens. 

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The April arrest was the latest in a string of legal troubles for the 2010 Butkus Award winner from the University of Alabama. Following the arrest, McClain was placed on the reserve-retired list after he told the Ravens he was going to retire. McClain released the following statement through his agent, Pat Dye Jr.: 

"Clearly, my decision to retire has raised some questions. Quite simply, I love football, but I have decided at this time it is in my best interest to focus on getting my personal life together. Beyond that, I'm not sure what the future holds for me, including football.

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"This was entirely my decision and the Ravens have been very supportive during this process. I am very grateful for the opportunity they gave me and wish them the best of luck in the future. God willing, maybe I'll play for them one day."

McClain played in 41 games over three seasons with the Raiders, recording 175 tackles, 6.5 sacks and one interception.