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Illustration for article titled Rolando McClain Got Thrown In Jail Because He Allegedly Told A Police Officer His Name Was Fuck Yall

Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain can stop just one thing: the run. He can't stop the pass, and he can't stop himself from grinning hilariously on a perp walk, leading a mutiny against his head coach, or falling in the shit with Alabama cops. We saw a story yesterday that McClain had been taken to jail for a "window tint violation" and giving a false name to law enforcement, and we knew there had to be an only-with-Rolando-McClain backstory. And there was. Here's Seth Burkett in The Decatur Daily:

Officers arrested NFL player Rolando McClain on a charge of giving a false name to law enforcement Tuesday after he signed a citation for overly dark window tint as "(Expletive) y'all," Decatur police said.

When a patrol supervisor asked McClain to put his real name on the ticket, McClain told the sergeant, "That is my name," said police spokesman Lt. John Crouch.

Crouch said McClain, 23, who was booked into Decatur City Jail shortly after 4 p.m. on the misdemeanor and the window tint violation, could have avoided arrest simply by signing his name to the ticket.

He was released on $1,000 cash bail a short time later.

"I'm falsely accused of everything," the Oakland Raiders linebacker said before climbing into his white Chevrolet Silverado Z-71 and driving from the parking lot of City Hall. "It's corrupt. It's terrible."


The cops' story goes about how you would expect it to go: They stop McClain because his tint looks illegal, ask for license and registration, he says "You know who I am," produces a doctor's note justifying the tint, police don't care, measure the tint, say it's still illegal, hand him a ticket, he signs it the way he did, and then they haul him to jail.

McClain, for his part, says:

Asked if he believes police are out to get him, McClain said, "Yes. You said it. I answered it."


Say what you will, Dennis Allen, but the man's an Oakland Raider through and through.

McClain in trouble again [Decatur Daily]

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