New Ravens linebacker arrested for what feels like trillionth time

Stuart Dezenhall | Contributor

The Baltimore Ravens signed former Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain to fill the shoes of future Hall of Famer Ray Lewis this offseason, despite his rather colorful past.

And by “colorful” we mean “filled with brushes with the law.”

McClain is not getting off to the best of starts with his new team after being arrested once again Sunday.

It’s never good to see your name, the word “arrested” and the word “again” in the same sentence.

This time, McClain was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he was caught yelling “f— the police” when authorities responded to a disturbance call.

McClain, widely seen as a bust after being the Raiders’ first-round draft pick out of Alabama in 2010, was involved in an Alabama shooting in 2011, was convicted of four misdemeanors in May of 2012, was caught lying about his identity to police when stopped this January for having illegally tinted windows on his car, and served a two game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team last season.

The fact that poor play and worse off-the-field character led to his release in Oakland, it’s hard to see a team like the Ravens keeping McClain around much longer after this latest show of poor judgment.

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