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Rolando McClain: I’m falsely accused, corrupt cops are out to get me

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Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested on Tuesday for providing a false name when he was pulled over. At least, that’s why the police say he was arrested. McClain says he was arrested because the police are corrupt and out to get him.

It probably won’t help McClain’s case that the “false name” he gave police was an expletive.

According to the police in Decatur, Alabama, an officer saw a car being driven with a driver’s side window tinted so dark that the officer couldn’t see anyone inside at all, and so the officer pulled the car over. That car was driven by McClain, and when the officer approached the car, McClain rolled the window down all the way and refused to let the officer inspect the window. Asked for his driver’s license and proof of insurance, McClain said only, “You know who I am.”

The officer told McClain that he needed to inspect the window, but McClain refused to allow the inspection, saying that his doctor had diagnosed him with sensitivity to light and that he was therefore exempt from the tinted-window laws. Eventually, after the officer called a police supervisor to the scene, McClain allowed his window to be inspected and was given a citation for his window being too dark.

At that point, McClain was asked to sign the citation, and he wrote in the space for the signature, “F–k y’all.”

Officers asked McClain to put his real name on the ticket, and McClain answered, “That is my name.” At that point, McClain was arrested for providing a false name.

The Decatur Daily caught up with McClain to ask him what happened, and he pointed the finger at the police.

I’m falsely accused of everything,” McClain said. “It’s corrupt. It’s terrible.”

Asked if he thinks the police are out to get him, McClain said, “Yes. You said it. I answered it.”

McClain will have his day in court on the charges of providing a false name. But if McClain is being mistreated by the police, there are probably better ways for him to go about defending himself than writing an expletive on a ticket for tinted windows.

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86 Responses to “Rolando McClain: I’m falsely accused, corrupt cops are out to get me”
  1. formuk says: Jan 9, 2013 6:13 PM

    LOL

  2. mavajo says: Jan 9, 2013 6:14 PM

    Yeah, that’s exactly what corrupt cops would do — target a high-profile individual and bring lots of attention to themselves.

    Moron.

  3. adlent says: Jan 9, 2013 6:16 PM

    Maybe a tad excessive, but McClain is clearly not too bright.

  4. arlingtonsynn says: Jan 9, 2013 6:16 PM

    While Rolando doesn’t have to act like a punk, charging him with giving a false name for writing that on the ticket part is a bit of a stretch.

  5. Patriot42 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:16 PM

    Once one starts to get a bad reputation it is hard to reverse.

  6. jshamley says: Jan 9, 2013 6:16 PM

    To be fair, F–k y’all is what Coach Allen calls McClain at work.

  7. omniscient48 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:18 PM

    Punk

  8. donniebrownsco says: Jan 9, 2013 6:19 PM

    If this were a movie, Rolando McClain would be played by Samuel L Jackson.. And it would be hilarious…

  9. southridge23 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:20 PM

    Best.pft.article.ever

  10. bengalsstillsuck says: Jan 9, 2013 6:20 PM

    Lol this is great stuff.

  11. jfoxbebb says: Jan 9, 2013 6:21 PM

    In WA state, the Supreme Court removed the legal requirement for signing citations at the scene to avoid emotional situations like this. Officers must now mail the ticket to u with an address u provide, and if u claim not to get it and miss your hearing, then TOO BAD.

    That said, what an assclown. 100% McClain’s responsibility he ended up in jail.

  12. DubZ480 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:21 PM

    This guys is a joke…. Suh 2.0 with no talent to boot.

  13. s1138 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:21 PM

    The Raiders will probably sign him to a big extension now.

  14. lightcleric says: Jan 9, 2013 6:22 PM

    Idiot.

  15. parkerfly says: Jan 9, 2013 6:22 PM

    Translation: “I’m a moron, and morons are magnets for cops.”

  16. N JAIL U MY HOE says: Jan 9, 2013 6:22 PM

    If that’s how he signs his name so what? He’s not that bright. My signature dont look like my name… no big deal. They gave him a citation so they already got his info from his license. This story turned out to be weak as f–k.

  17. mazblast says: Jan 9, 2013 6:25 PM

    He must be working on writing a book on “How to Escalate a Minor Infraction Into a Major To-Do.”

  18. jpb12 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:27 PM

    Poor guy. He’s just misunderstood.

  19. raiderspride says: Jan 9, 2013 6:32 PM

    I have to laugh.

    It is just funny. Ya gotta love PFT.

  20. bartlettruss says: Jan 9, 2013 6:33 PM

    He’s lucky they let him off that easy…

  21. jskill3 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:34 PM

    Boy was he ever mistreated. Every time I try it, the cops think it’s hilarious and tear the ticket up.

  22. boondocksaint7 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:36 PM

    How long till he is starting for the Bengals?

  23. stuartscottslazyeyeball says: Jan 9, 2013 6:37 PM

    The Bengals will probably try to trade for him now or possibly the Lions.

  24. seattlecoug says: Jan 9, 2013 6:38 PM

    You forgot the part about Bob Griffin’s knee…..

  25. rdrs68 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:38 PM

    yeah he has been falsely accused of being a good football player too.

  26. moseszd says: Jan 9, 2013 6:41 PM

    If they couldn’t see you, Rolando, how did they target you? Hmmmm?

    A rocket scientist you’re not…

  27. kegowhisky says: Jan 9, 2013 6:42 PM

    Classic. You just can’t make up stuff like that!

  28. raiderssf says: Jan 9, 2013 6:44 PM

    The Raiders have released LB F–k Y’all.

  29. lifetimeskinsfan739 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:44 PM

    A part of me wanted the Redskins to sign him when he is let go since he would be a nice fit inside in a 3-4. That part of me is over it.

  30. seatownballers says: Jan 9, 2013 6:45 PM

    This guy is a comedian

  31. piratesofthecoliseum says: Jan 9, 2013 6:45 PM

    Wow this guy is dense!! Can’t wait til this loser is off my team!! I mean come on man…sensitive to light!!! LMAO!!! U play football (or at least attempted to) in the sun all the time!!

  32. 1bbfan says: Jan 9, 2013 6:45 PM

    Should have bought a convertable !!!!

  33. jasndc75 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:45 PM

    Not a tad much at all. Heck they gave him a second chance to put his correct name down.

  34. granadafan says: Jan 9, 2013 6:46 PM

    Bama. Roll Tide

  35. barsoumian9 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:46 PM

    Typical!!

  36. isabsir says: Jan 9, 2013 6:46 PM

    DWB

  37. supremekingz says: Jan 9, 2013 6:47 PM

    LOL!! Between this and his mugshot last year, it’s hilarious!

  38. helloanybodyhome says: Jan 9, 2013 6:50 PM

    He should blame the replacement refs…or Adderall

  39. bigperm33 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:51 PM

    No doubt this guy acted like an idiot, but “too dark” car tint is one of the most made-up reasons police use to pull over a car when they can’t come up with a better reason.

  40. raiderinva says: Jan 9, 2013 6:51 PM

    What an idiot.

    Given his track record he got off easy, I surprised he didn’t fire a gun next to the officers ear and state the he didn’t really mean it.

    “You know who I am?” Rolando McClain
    “Yes. Your not a has been, your a never was.” Everyone

  41. richwizl says: Jan 9, 2013 6:52 PM

    Here we go again with The Man trying to cramp the Brotha’s style. How you Spoda hit the pipe while drivin’ when The Man won’t let you get your tint on?

  42. shorttracknews says: Jan 9, 2013 6:52 PM

    He should have signed his real name…

    Bozo the Clown

  43. teal379 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:53 PM

    Shouldn’t be too long of a court appearance.

    If not signing your real name to a ticket is an offense and when the officer shows up with the ticket and is says anything other than “Rolando McClain” on the line – I’m not exactly seeing a “corrupt cop doing a frame up”…..

  44. thefiesty1 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:54 PM

    They’re picking on me. Boo wha wha! Profiling? NOT.

  45. purplekoolaid1 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:54 PM

    I get falsely accused of wearing a toupee, but I don’t get arrested over it.

  46. orivar says: Jan 9, 2013 6:55 PM

    I laughed so hard.

  47. dougydougdoug says: Jan 9, 2013 6:56 PM

    Commitment to Excellence?

  48. woodreaux70119 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:57 PM

    …another rocket scientist…

  49. zeddicuszorander says: Jan 9, 2013 6:58 PM

    Raider Nation…..keepin it real.

  50. countduku says: Jan 9, 2013 6:59 PM

    so where does the corrupt issue come into play here? Does he think the cops have something against guys that miss too many tackles?

  51. hifive123 says: Jan 9, 2013 7:02 PM

    He’s been working on tackling his anger issues, but tackling isn’t his strong suit.

  52. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 9, 2013 7:14 PM

    Surprised they didn’t tazer him too lol

    I can see why the cops eventually lost their patience with him though.

  53. ncbengalmike says: Jan 9, 2013 7:15 PM

    You don’t have to sign anything on the ticket and you certainly can write anything on it you want. A bogus charge that will get thrown out.

    The end game. He inconvenienced an officer so the officer returned the favor.

  54. pacodawg says: Jan 9, 2013 7:20 PM

    Making a Bold prediction here…….this won’t happen to RG 111 ever.

  55. chawk12thman says: Jan 9, 2013 7:31 PM

    The charges for false information will ultimately be dropped. His signature was agreeing to appear or take care of the citation and that was satisfied by the arrest. He won’t get away with tinted windows and pay that penalty and have to show he fixe the windows within a specific period of time.

    This was funny…….

  56. Gordon says: Jan 9, 2013 7:37 PM

    If he had included “Roll Tide” after that, they would have let him go.

  57. remyje says: Jan 9, 2013 7:46 PM

    that’s hilarious really

  58. crise40g says: Jan 9, 2013 8:23 PM

    What a joke! Big Reg can’t cut this guy fast enough. Should’ve done it when he said he was done with the Raiders during the season. Him and JaBustus Russell can go kick rocks.

  59. raiderapologist says: Jan 9, 2013 8:51 PM

    dougydougdoug says: Jan 9, 2013 6:56 PM

    Commitment to Excellence?
    ———-
    Decade of Dismal Drafting, if nothing else.

  60. rtant2013 says: Jan 9, 2013 9:02 PM

    Technically he’s right, your signature can be what ever you want it to be, it doesn’t have to be his real name. You can sign whatever you want. This will get thrown out and dismissed, and in my opinion is somewhat messed up that he was arrested, I would be pissed if I were pulled over for window tint. You guys should maybe Google if its illegal before you talk crap about the guy.

  61. denverscott says: Jan 9, 2013 9:10 PM

    bigperm33 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:51 PM

    No doubt this guy acted like an idiot, but “too dark” car tint is one of the most made-up reasons police use to pull over a car when they can’t come up with a better reason.
    =====================================
    There’s a good reason every state has this law, safety. Most cops won’t pull you over unless it is WAY too dark. Most also have a device to measure the degree of tint and wouldn’t pull over a pricey ride just for kicks. If he was driving a 81 Regal with 32″ rims and a primer hood he might have a point. Also, when he picked the tint he was almost surely advised that it was too dark for side window use and said F32k Ya’ll, put it on MFer!

  62. strokeytheclown says: Jan 9, 2013 9:15 PM

    What do people expect? He’s a highly paid pro athlete after all. Nothing he does could possibly be his fault! I’m waiting for the race card to be played!

  63. kenny328usa says: Jan 9, 2013 9:24 PM

    This doesn’t sound like police corruption. It sounds like he got arrested for being a big mouth disrespectful jerk with a false sense of entitlement.

  64. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Jan 9, 2013 9:32 PM

    He sounds like he might have a mental illness…

  65. skilaufenhase says: Jan 9, 2013 9:45 PM

    Why do cops need to see in your window if you’re willing to roll it down when you’re stopped? The only reason they have this law is so they can racially profile people.

    I’m with McClain, screw the police. Did they really advance the public safety here? No. Its a joke. Who cares?

  66. dartwick says: Jan 9, 2013 9:56 PM

    Hes a moron but hes got a point – that charge is bogus.

    I dont know the state laws but im guessing he could probably be cited for “failure to obey a lawful command” or something along that line.

  67. torturedraiderfan says: Jan 9, 2013 10:04 PM

    Does he have a middle name?

  68. mullman76 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:05 PM

    Swing and a miss.

    What a dope. Another entitled SEC failure. J. Russell 2.0- what a shame.

    Hopefully Big Reg drafts well in the coming years.

    Go RAIDERS

  69. war27 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:20 PM

    how long before nfl.com bans custom 55 raider jerseys with F. Y’All as the name?

  70. geoffho72 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:31 PM

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  71. wafflestomp says: Jan 9, 2013 10:33 PM

    The only way this story could be better was if he plyed for the Jets.
    Such is life.

  72. easyrider1903 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:37 PM

    And i bet the corrupt cops are targeting Tom Brady too! LOL

  73. fahmundamahbalsaq says: Jan 9, 2013 10:49 PM

    (insert Raider joke here)

  74. jredshoes says: Jan 9, 2013 10:54 PM

    Did they find his whizzanator in the glovebox?

  75. polapea says: Jan 10, 2013 12:23 AM

    This is clearly a case of corrupt police keeping the black man down. Where’s Jessie Jackson when you need him?

    OR

    Rolando McClain acted like an idiot and turned what would’ve been a warning or a small ticket into a huge issue.

  76. flybono24 says: Jan 10, 2013 12:25 AM

    I wish there was some way we could cut him and not pay his salary…what a worthless turd.

  77. ilovefoolsball says: Jan 10, 2013 12:39 AM

    He leads a very hard life.

  78. turfrage says: Jan 10, 2013 1:23 AM

    This guy obviously thinks he’s much more important than anyone else thinks. Arrogant jerk. That’s what’s wrong with people today, no respect for police, authority, coaches, …… Great way to represent the league you gutter rat.

  79. lawyermalloy says: Jan 10, 2013 1:48 AM

    What a “putz”! He basically, by his actions, asked to be arrested and when they do he screams “corruption”!

  80. jason7498 says: Jan 10, 2013 2:10 AM

    Seems like a guy with a high intelligence IQ. That was some frame job by the police. Forcing him to falsely identifying himself, where’s Internal Affairs?

  81. evilmajortom says: Jan 10, 2013 6:14 AM

    Percy Harvin + picks to the Raiders for this guy and the #3 pick. It couldn’t possibly end up any worse for the Vikes than the Napolean Harris (who?) – #7 pick (Troy Williamson) for Randy Moss deal. Could it?

  82. troysmithsghost says: Jan 10, 2013 6:21 AM

    I would love it if he would now go through the process of legally changing his name to f_ck ya’ll, like Chad Johnson did. I would say it would be hilarious to then see it on the back of his jersey, but I suspect he’ll be out of football before the name-change process can be completed. What a buffoon.

  83. ronnielottspinky says: Jan 10, 2013 6:47 AM

    He will probably FTA and wonder why the cops are out to get him with a bench warrant.

  84. tdk24 says: Jan 10, 2013 9:46 AM

    This younger generation is so concerned about getting respect that they never learned that they need to give respect too. It’s a 2 way street, especially with the police. Sounds like that cop showed more than enough patience with this idiot, and in the end Rolando got what he deserved. You don’t play hardass with a cop and expect to drive away.

  85. Captain Chaos says: Jan 10, 2013 1:12 PM

    I am betting he didn’t put the apostrophe.

  86. sandersond2013 says: Jan 10, 2013 5:27 PM

    Just an Idiot

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