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Newsome: Rolando McClain Still Part Of Football Team

Posted Apr 27, 2013

The inside linebacker remains on the roster following an arrest last week in Georgia.

When the Ravens signed linebacker Rolando McClain earlier this month, General Manager Ozzie Newsome said that the four-year veteran would be given an opportunity to make the 53-man roster.

McClain still has the opportunity to make that happen, despite his arrest in his hometown of Decatur, Ala., last week.

Newsome said that McClain remains on the roster and that no decisions have been made to release him.

“Right now we’ve got 90 football players, and he’s one of the 90,” Newsome said Saturday at the conclusion of the draft. “We’re going to make determinations starting tomorrow who we think is going to be on our top 53. We’ll start making those decisions, and those will be some tough decisions. But as of right now, Rolando is still a part of our football team.” 

McClain now has more competition at inside linebacker, as the Ravens drafted Arthur Brown out of Kansas State in the second round. He is expected to compete for a starting job.

The Ravens signed McClain after he was released by the Raiders following a three-year stint in Oakland.

The former Butkus Award winner and eighth-overall pick failed to live up to expectations with the Raiders, but the Ravens signed him to a low-risk, one-year deal reportedly worth $700,000 with no guaranteed money.

McClain, 23, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest less than two weeks after signing with the Ravens. The incident was his third arrest in Decatur.

McClain told the Madison Weekly News in Madison, Ala., that police arrested the wrong person and he was trying to keep his brother from getting in a fight.

"The situation could have been avoided on my part, but I was at the park in an attempt to keep my brother out of trouble as he said he was going to the park because some guys had spit on his car and had harassed him," McClain said.

"The police were already at the park when I arrived. I tried to get my brother to calm down. Police thought I cussed them. It wasn't me. They arrested the wrong guy."

The Madison newspaper reported that McClain is planning to come to Baltimore Monday to begin the offseason program.

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