Rolando McClain was promptly released on bail from City Jail after Decatur’s pro football standout was booked Tuesday afternoon on a window tint violation and a misdemeanor charge of giving a false name to a law enforcement officer.
The second charge apparently arose from an exchange between McClain and a police officer regarding McClain’s window tint during a traffic stop.
“I’m falsely accused of everything,” the Oakland Raiders linebacker said before climbing into a white Chevrolet Silverado and driving from the parking lot of City Hall. “It’s corrupt. It’s terrible.”
It was the second time in just over a year that the former Decatur High and University of Alabama All-American has had a run-in with the law in his hometown.
Asked if he believes police are out to get him, McClain said, “Yes. You said it. I answered it.”
In November 2011, McClain was accused of assaulting former friend Rishard Tapscott.
A video of the fight that led to McClain’s arrest surfaced in May, but the video did not show McClain striking Tapscott, brandishing a firearm, firing it near Tapscott’s ear or threatening to kill him, though those allegations were among complaints filed by Tapscott in court.
McClain was convicted of all charges and handed a six-month jail sentence in May, but a judge dismissed the case in November after Tapscott decided to drop the charges, according to court records.
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