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UPDATE 5:50 p.m.
Rolando McClain arrested again, makes bail
By Seth Burkett
The Decatur Daily

Rolando McClain

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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