McClain free to join Ravens offseason program if he chooses

City prosecutor decides against filing motion to have bonds revoked

April 23, 2013|By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun

A city prosecutor in Decatur, Ala., has decided not to file a motion to have bonds revoked from Rolando McClain’s arrest, which will allow the troubled linebacker to come to Baltimore and start the Ravens’ conditioning program if he so chooses.

After signing a one-year deal with the Ravens on April 12, McClain was arrested Sunday night in Decatur after police responded to a disturbance at a local park. It was his third arrest in 16 months.

McClain, who allegedly incited the crowd by saying ‘[Expletive] the police’ as he walked away from an officer, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Because he was already out on bond following an arrest in January for violating the city’s window tint code and providing false information to police, his latest arrest could have voided the terms of the bond.
However, after reviewing the case, the city prosecutor decided not to pursue revoking the bonds. A judge could still make that decision, but there has been no indication that will happen.

If McClain’s bonds were revoked, he could have been held in jail until May 7. That’s when he is due in the City of Decatur Municipal Court for an arraignment/settlement docket stemming from his January arrest.

The initial court date for his latest charges is July 9.

The Ravens have not commented publicly on McClain, other than indicating that they are prepared to let “due process” play out.

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