Decatur (Ala.) police say Rolando McClain's arrest for disorderly conduct was a result of his ignoring orders to stop walking after yelling, "F--- the police!" at officers who had ordered a crowd at a park to disperse.
A Decatur police press release sent to USA TODAY Sports on Monday states the Baltimore Ravens' linebacker, who has been arrested three times in his hometown of Decatur since December 2011, was one of 700 people at Pines Park on Sunday evening, where officers responded to a report of a fight.
There is no indication McClain was involved in the fight, though police say he was shouting his exclamation toward the rest of the crowd as he walked past officers.McClain, who posted bond and was released Sunday, was cut by the Oakland Raiders after a series of off-field incidents. He signed a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens earlier this month, though this recent arrest could mean a swift dismissal for him.
McClain's agent Pat Dye was not immediately available for comment.
According to the release, McClain ignored two orders to stop walking, saying, "You told me to walk, and I'm walking." The officer then grabbed McClain's arm, according to police, and told him he was under arrest for disorderly conduct.
"The man yanked his arms away from the officers as other individuals in his group moved in and tried to prevent the officers from arresting him. At this point, the officers recognized the man as Rolando McClain," the release reads.
"McClain continued to struggle with the officers as the officers had to contend with his friends as well as him. Members of the crowd stepped forward and tried to get McClain and his friends to calm down and let the police do their job."
According to the release, one of the arresting officers suffered a minor cut when McClain yanked his arm away as the officer was trying to handcuff him.
McClain was out on bond related to his arrest on January for providing a false name when he was pulled over for a window-tint violation. The Decatur prosecutor's office hasn't yet decided whether to ask the bonds from the previous arrest to be revoked.