Less than two weeks after signing a one-year contract with the Ravens, linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested in Decatur, Ala., on Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
McClain, who is from Decatur and played college football at Alabama, was arrested after an incident at Pines Park, according to a police report.
Police officers arrived at Pines Park in response to a reported disturbance, resulting from what witnesses said was somebody spitting on McClain's car, according to Lt. John Crouch, the public information office for the Decatur Police Department.
McClain and others were ordered by police to leave the park after a large crowd gathered. In the process of walking away, McClain allegedly said "[Expletive] the police." Crouch said the comment was audible on the microphone the officer wore.
When he was informed that he was going to be placed under arrest, McClain twice pulled his arms away from the arresting officers, resulting in the resisting arrest charge.
McClain, 23, posted $1,000 bond and was released. However, he was already out on bond after his arrest in January for providing false information to police following a traffic stop. The court date for those charges is May 7. Prosecutors could decide to have McClain's bond revoked and have him held until that date.
“We are seeking more facts on this," said Kevin Byrne, the Ravens senior vice president for public and community relations. "The only information we have at this time is from news reports.”
The arrest was the latest in a series of incidents for McClain that spurred his release by the Oakland Raiders earlier this month.
In January, McClain was arrested in Decatur after he allegedly provided a police officer with a false name following a traffic stop.
A misdemeanor assault case against McClain in Decatur was dismissed last year when the alleged victim declined to go forward with the case after reaching a financial settlement with his former high school classmate.