Oct 21, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain (55) during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Jaguars in overtime 26-23. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Ex-NFL Linebacker Rolando McClain Pleads Not Guilty

Rolando McClain had all of the potential in the world after joining the Oakland Raiders but had his run-ins with the law. He then had a redemption shot with the Baltimore Ravens but opted to retire after more off-field issues.

McClain’s name is still in the headlines as his trial continues. This week he pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Marc Sessler of NFL.com has more details:

Charges stem from an April arrest in which McClain allegedly defied police orders to leave a crowded park. The former Oakland Raider allegedly began cursing at officers and pulled away as police tried to arrest him. McClain, 23, later argued he wasn’t the one who shouted “(Expletive) the police” as they worked to thin a crowd of 700 gatherers.


The Spin: What a shame. McClain had all the potential in the world after being taken in the first round out of Alabama. Lots of untapped potential gone to waste because he cannot keep his head on straight.

Also, what a month for the NFL! Talk about an image problem after a historic numbers of arrests. McClain may not officially be a member of the league anymore, but he will continue to be associated with it for a long time.


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