To win a starting job in the NFL, it makes sense to act the part.
But not completely.
Linebacker Albert McClellan faces domestic violence charges in Florida, following a previously unreported arrest. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, McClellan was arrested on June 30 in Lakeland, Florida on charges of battery and simple assault with threat or intent to do violence.
The charges, both misdemeanors, may not be pending much longer. The alleged victim, a former girlfriend of the player’s, has failed a waiver to not prosecute.
McClellan’s agent, Glenn Lansky, told Wilson that the Ravens are aware of the charges.
“The alleged victim has already filed a request not to prosecute, and we are confident that when all the facts are brought to light Albert’s good, clean name will be restored,” Lansky told Wilson. “Albert has always shown himself to be honest and forthcoming and we truly believe that any and all allegations will be disposed of favorably for Albert. Because this is a pending case, Albert will have no comment at this time.”
McClellan is expected to replace Terrell Suggs in the starting lineup this season, as Suggs recovers from a partially torn Achilles tendon.