Former Alabama and Decatur High football player Rolando McClain has purchased a $1.025 million home in Madison, al.com has reported.
The home on 1.65 acres on Cheekwood Drive is off Hughes Road about 1.5 miles from Bob Jones High, according to property records cited by al.com. The purchase was made Jan. 14.
McClain has played the past three seasons with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders and is listed as active on their roster. He signed a contract reportedly worth $40 million over five years in 2010 after the Raiders picked him eighth in the first round of the NFL draft. A reported $23 million of the deal was guaranteed.
The home purchase follows a tumultous time since November 2011 for McClain. He has had two encounters with law enforcement in his hometown and was suspended for two games during the 2012 season by the Raiders.
McClain was arrested Jan. 8 in Decatur on a charge of giving a false name to law enforcement. Decatur police said he signed a citation for overly dark window tint as “(Expletive) y’all.”
Police spokesman Lt. John Crouch said McClain, 23, could have avoided arrest by signing his name to the ticket.
McClain was released on $1,000 cash bail.
In November, McClain was kicked out of a Raiders practice following an argument with coach Dennis Allen. McClain was told not to return to practice and was suspended two days later for conduct detrimental to the team.
In November 2011, McClain was accused of assaulting former friend Rishard Tapscott in Decatur.
A judge dismissed the case in November 2012 after Tapscott decided to drop the charges, according to court records.
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