by Jason Butt
July 25, 02014
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain was found guilty of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according to The Associated Press.
McClain has immedately appealed the decision. This conviction stems from an incident in 2013, when McClain, 25, was accused of yelling an obscenity at police at a local park in Decatur, Ala. He was convicted in a non-jury trial.
After a stellar career at the University of Alabama, McClain was drafted eighth overall by the Oakland Raiders in 2010. However, McClain never lived up to his draft status and has had numerous run-ins with the law. After he was released in 2013, the Baltimore Ravens signed him to a deal.
However, he never played a down in Baltimore due to an abrupt retirement that followed this particular arrest. It was the third time he was arrested in Decatur in a span from 2011-2013. He planned to return from retirement with the Ravens but retired again this past summer.
Then the Ravens traded his rights to Dallas, with McClain deciding he'd like to return to football again. He now has an opportunity to play with the Cowboys, a team in need of inside linebackers due to injuries.
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