Prior to Rolando McClain signing a one-year deal with the Ravens, it was revealed that the Bengals had almost pulled the trigger on a trade that would have brought the troubled linebacker to Cincinnati. At the time, the team's interest in James Harrison was as of yet unknown and bringing in McClain was viewed as a low-risk investment at a depth-starved position. Thankfully, the Bengals reconsidered and McClain ended up signing with the team's division rival, the Ravens.
Looking back on the trade-that-almost-was, the Bengals dodged a bullet.
According to WHNT News 19, McClain was arrested on Sunday in his hometown of Decatur, AL and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, following an incident at a public park.
Eyewitnesses at the scene told WHNT News 19 that police officers had ordered McClain and several other people to leave the park after a large crowd had gathered there. McClain allegedly refused to do so, and began cursing at the officers. Authorities said McClain was eventually handcuffed and taken to the city jail before bonding out a short time later.
This is not, however, McClain's first run-in with the law in his hometown. Remarkably, he has been arrested three times in Decatur alone since 2011, which now leaves him with more arrests to his name than 100-tackle seasons in the NFL.
Currently, the Ravens are seeking to collect all the facts in the case before making any decisions about McClain, but it certainly doesn't bode well for him. If GM Ozzie Newsome decides McClain is too much of a headache to deal with, the Ravens may jettison him prior to Thursday and look to the draft to fill his void.